Arabic Calligraphy and painting
16 x 16 inches - 40 x 40 cm
Verses from the book of Joseph in the Qur'an. It describes the tale of Joseph and Zulaykha. Wikipedia article. This painting is used as a book cover for
Sexual Ethics And Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence, by Kecia Ali.
(Qur'an 12.23 - 12.32)
My Arab Father
Painting, henna on raw canvas
Describing my father story, I used henna in two different forms to give depth and variation to the painting. One form is henna water which is the clear fluid on top of the henna mix which can be of variable shades. The other form is the henna thick paste which gives dark brown textured paint.