Artist’s Statement

My artistic inspiration comes from nature and my own spiritual journey. After losing much of my vision to glaucoma I spend time every day walking through wooded paths near my home grateful that I am still able to witness the changing seasons. I see the dappled sunlight through the leaves of the trees and as I listen to the birdsong I hear God’s words in my head reminding me that He has created all of it. The sparkling light stays with me as I return to my studio where I integrate my experiences with the Islamic calligraphy I have practiced since my boyhood. I render verses of the Quran, or the beautiful names of God in calligraphy first and then interpret their meaning with acrylic media on the canvas to create unique art that will inspire.

Ahmed Ansari