Calligrapher and Islamic Artist
About the art.
Fauzia Khan is a self-taught calligrapher with
the ability to write in various different English Scripts as well
as Arabic and Urdu. She has also learnt about the mathematical
concepts behind Islamic geometric art and has used this knowledge
to help teach her students in Maths lessons.
||The artist uses many media, including
painting on glass and wood, but especially watercolour, gouache
and inks with metal as well as bamboo pens and brushes.
The calligraphy can be a geometric design, be part of a watercolour
design or be a piece of illuminated art. Many of the pieces show a
fusion of Islamic influences and English calligraphy.
| The artist takes her inspiration
from nature, taking landscape photos to later use in the artwork.
The artist also tries to draw in the quality of
light and also the symbolism of light in religious worship and
texts into her work. The main
reason behind the artwork is to promote peace and understanding
of different faiths, cultures
and backgrounds. The artist tries to choose verses that show non-Muslims
that Islam is not an alien religion, She also seeks to show the
humanity in all races and cultures by using sayings and poetry
that talk about the aspects of human nature that we all
||One of her favourite quotes
is that of Peter Ustinov who said, "Love is an endless act
of forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit".
This is particularly important because she believes as Muslims we should
be able to show and promote forgiveness within our families, communities
and nations as this was an attribute of the Prophet Muhammad (peace
be upon him)
and strongly recommended
by Allah in the Quran.
Fauzia is available for exhibitions and workshops.
She also takes commissions, is selling many of the pieces and prints
for charity and also makes hand-made cards and bookmarks, which
are a small way of spreading the sentiments of faith and peace.
Salford Uni Islamic Society Islamic Awareness
Liverpool Uni Islamic
Society Islamic Awareness Week 06
Central Library April 7-26 th 06
Museum of Liverpool 22 nd and 23
rd April 06
For more information
on the artist's work please phone: 07903607649