Synthesizing through Visuals....

So here I am trying to read about spirituality in Islamic art and design, I am currently reading this interesting book by Ardalan and Bakhtiar (see below) which examines the Sufi approach for the sense of unity in Architecture... 

What I found intriguing is how reading this book stimulates my mind in different directions; the rich visuals and deep philosophical text are inspiring so much that I want to create artworks of what I am synthesizing throughout the book... 

So much of what I am reading feels so simple if it was translated into visual medium... For they can send the message and the content not only artistically appealing but also layered with multiple dimensions. 

It would be very interesting to examine how Muslim, artists, designers, architects, and students in such fields interpret historical information about Islamic art and design... The whole idea of investigating the creative process of syntheses and artistic production is an area of special interest for me. I have a feeling that - in a way- it will be embedded throughout my research... 

For now, I loose myself in this book... and I feel good about it... ! 

Tam

 Visual extracts that will find their place somehow in my visual diary... 

Visual extracts that will find their place somehow in my visual diary... 

Reference: 

Ardalan, N. and Bakhtiar, L. (1973). The sense of unity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.