Expanding the Arc

I believe one expands one's arc of knowledge as they read. Pesonally, I grew more spiritual as I started to read the Qur'an. Reading and reciting the Arabic text was an act of devotion for me; the alphabet turned into words and the words turned into the names of God. Expanding the Arc explores, by merging the Arabic alphabet and the calligraphic Arabic names of God, the gradual and continuous expansion of our understanding and knowledge. I call this intellectual and spiritual growth "expanding my arc of knowledge."
paintings merging the Arabic alphabet and the calligraphic Arabic names of God,
Allah, 2007 | Acrylic | 24” x 30”

Ya Haiyy O–The Giver of Life, 2009 | Acrylic | 30” x 36”

The circular motion of each letter has different strokes of recitation. Some strokes are bold, some dynamic and some exist to support others. The rhythmic, yet constant strokes slowly become tangible forms. A letter forms, and pronunciation becomes more distinct, and reading more fluent. Yet trial and error is inevitable in a learning process, which is why strokes of learning in life have different valances.



Hamza, 2009 | Conte Crayon | 30” x 24”

I repeat strokes because, as we learn to speak, we repeat our words and sound out every word in the pursuit of perfection. Through this struggle of repetition and revision comes illumination--the sense and understanding of a world that is beyond our immediate orbit of understanding. The arc of knowledge becomes wider because of the knowledge gained.

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Ayesha Kabir
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I was amazed by this calligraphy. I have seen a lot of calligraphy before but this is absolutely different. It is evocative, sensitive and, yes, reverent. Beautiful

Kendall Hogg
Kendall Hogg
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This is a great piece of work. You immediately feel and sense of emotion and a connection is difficult to explain, yet no doubt powerful.

Kendall Hogg
Kendall Hogg
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This is a great piece of work. I immediately feel a sense of emotion along with a connection to the piece. This connection is difficult to explain, but there is no doubt it is a powerful one.

jules
jules
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I looked at these pieces for a very long time and loved every moment!
Thank you


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