Came across a collection of delicate Egyptian tiles of 12-14th century. Love the colour palette! They remind me of mosques decoration in Damascus. Probably the same period of history. Source – Metropolitan museum of art, New York. 8 lovely pieces ->
Mosaics as a traditional art technique represents the fundamental principle of the universe – unity in diversity. All creatures consist of cells; cells from molecules, molecules from atoms, and the atom is a basic unit of matter. So the principle … Continue reading →
Tile decoration of mosques always looks like a carpet for me. Painted with biomorphic design tiles symbolise Paradise. Square tile pieces, usually small, when put toghether form a patterm that remind me of rugs, or kilims. Being fasinated with the decoration … Continue reading →
These drawings are based on traditional geometry of a stained glass window – four circles are placed inside a large one, as if four essences united by one idea. In Christianity number four is associated with four Evangelists, who represent … Continue reading →
In Arabic cut-tile work is called Zillij. This work I made on the 2nd year of my Masters and it is a copy of a zillij panel in the Jame Mosque of Yazd (built in 1330-1365 AD). Zillij is basically … Continue reading →
I made this design after a trip to Baku (Azerbaijan). There are lots of 8-fold geometry decorations around the Old town. I ment this design to be masculine, with elements of steel, wood, emerald and mother of pearl.
I like carpets, because I like sitting and laying on the floor. It’s so natural, you cannot fall down from the floor)))) Carpet cultures are always very warm and welcoming, and carpet colours are bright and vivid like flowers in … Continue reading →