My Approach

Geometry is a universal mathematical language. It is also a symbolic language of light, sound, colour, vibration, relationship and form. All forms arise out of stillness, and return to that same stillness, the source of all that is. Each pattern constructed using traditional tools and drafting methods starts in the same way – with a point within a circle. For me this symbolises the primary movement from unity, the unknowable point beyond form, into the infinitely expanding circle, the unseen source that directs the unfolding of creation into the multiplicity of forms and energies in our universe. From the ever-present circle unfolds the beauty and harmony of pattern (order), ratio (proportion) and symmetry (balance) that supports and sustains the diversity of life in the cosmos and the natural world. Islamic patterns reflect universal order, harmony and beauty. They function as intermediaries between the sensible, material world and the intelligible, spiritual world. Each pattern contains its own unique frequency, its own numinous quality that represents an aspect of the cosmic mystery. It is said that when art is infused with spirit, we experience it in our essence or soul more than comprehend it with our mind. It is this awareness of the indivisible presence of the visible and the invisible in every aspect of life that I seek to express in my art.

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