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God Bless America

The text reads “God Bless America” in the Diawni Jali script written once. It’s a silk screen print printed in white ink on black background, mimicing a composition typically associated with Islamic extremism. Dimensions: 28x42cm يقرأ النص “فليبارك الله أمريكا” … Continue reading

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Kollona Lel Watan – The Lebanese Flag

This piece depicts the Lebanese Flag, formed with the words of the Lebanese national anthem. The Lebanese national anthem is written exactly once in this piece, creating the  official proportions of the flag of Lebanon.

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Freedom الحرية

In this piece the word ‘freedom’ ‘الحرية’ is written ad nauseam times in the Arabic Calligraphy Diwani Jali script, and in almost as many shapes. Altogether, the words also write the word “Freedom” Dimensions: 38x54cm Signed Freedom Arabic Calligraphy Limited Edition … Continue reading

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Girls ‘Round here’ Don’t Ride Bikes

This piece fixes a young mohajaba girl riding a bike. The text within the piece is a quote taken from the film called “Wadjda”. The film is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. It is the first feature length film made by … Continue reading

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Al-Mutaffifin Surah 83 سورة المطففين

This piece is formed using only Arabic calligraphy in the ornamental Diwani Jali script. The text in this piece is the entire 83th book of the Qur’an. It is part of my ongoing project ‘The Quran for Solidarity‘. تم تشكيل … Continue reading

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Video by Boyd Goff Photography

Video by Boyd Goff Photography: http://www.boydgphotography.com

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News Channel 4 WSMV – Nashville native creates intricate Islamic calligraphy

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -An artist from Nashville is trying to make a living by creating Islamic calligraphy in the Middle East. Everitte Barbee, 24, said he fell in love with Islamic calligraphy when he traveled to Syria in 2009. Now, … Continue reading

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