Shahnaz Sajid (Thoughts & Reflections)

Expressing the names of Allah and Prophet (P.B.U.H) is sacred to Muslims and an art form which is close to heart mainly because it is a demonstration of sacrilegious beliefs and a manifestation of love and devotion to the divine. By illustrating the names of Allah through calligraphy, an artist provides testament to “His” omnipotence. The absolute power of The Almighty and his love for mankind is reflected in His names. As Edgar Degas famously said; “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”. It is this love and devotion that I have tried to express through my calligraphic art on canvas and high-density paper. Although there is a lot that is yet to be done as this is only the beginning of a beautiful and divine journey.