Category Archives: Political سياسي

This sections contains works incorporating Political topics, themes, or motives.

Palestine 1948

Dimensions: 100x35cm The map of Palestine is depicted using the names of the cities and villages that existed before 1948. The names are written in a derivative of the Diwani Jali Islamic calligraphy script Villages and cities are drawn on … Continue reading

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The American Flag – in color

This piece is a color original of the American flag, formed by using the words to the pledge of allegiance. The pledge of allegiance is written exactly twice in this piece, creating the correct official proportions of the flag of the … Continue reading

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Malcolm X مالكوم إكس

The face of Malcolm X, famous African American Muslim leader and human rights activist, is depicted using the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script. The text is an Arabic translation of the following quote, obviously repeated many times: “If violence is … Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy One ‘The Peace Sign’ – Arabic Calligraphy

A hand giving the peace sign is depicted using Islamic Calligraphy written in the Diwani Jali script. While the hand itself reads the phrase ‘American Foreign Policy’ repeated several times, various other words are written in the background of the … Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy Two ‘The V Sign’ – Arabic Calligraphy

A hand giving the ‘V Sign’ is depicted using Islamic Calligraphy written in the Diwani Jali script. While the hand itself reads the phrase ‘American Foreign Policy’ repeated several times, various other words are written in the background of the … Continue reading

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The Quran for Solidarity القرآن الكريم للتضامن

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The images in the gallery above are the beginning of a long term project that I’ve been working on called The Quran of Solidarity. To my knowledge it will be the first Quran handwritten by a non-muslim, and possibly the … Continue reading

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Voice صوت

The poem ‘Voice’ by Syrian poet, Rasha Omran, is written exactly once to write the word ‘Sawt’ meaning voice or noise, all written in the Diwani Jali Arabic Calligraphy script.

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Mazen’s Bullet رصاصة مازن

The poem “(Stray) Bullet” by Lebanese-Palestinian poet, Mazen Maarouf, is written exactly once in the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script to create the image of a man (bearing the likeness of Mazen, himself) being struck by a stylized bullet. 32x44cm … Continue reading

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Welsh Flag علم ويلز

32x52cm, a recent commission for a friendly Welshman. Yes, I realize that I’m catering to a very niche market with this one… The (colourless) Flag of Whales is depicted using the Diwani Jali Arabic Calligraphy script featuring the words from … Continue reading

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Darwish and the Nude درويش والعري

Original Ink on Paper, Dimensions 48x32cm The poem “In Her Absence I Created Her Image”, by one of the most famous Palestinian poets, Mahmoud Darwish, is written exactly once in the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script, to form the image … Continue reading

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