New table design (Arabesque)

The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils” or plain lines,[1] often combined with other elements. Another definition is “Foliate ornament, used in the Islamic world, typically using leaves, derived from stylised half-palmettes, which were combined with spiralling stems”. It usually consists of a single design which can be ’tiled’ or seamlessly repeated as many times as desired. Within the very wide range of Eurasian decorative art that includes motifs matching this basic definition, the term “arabesque” is used consistently as a technical term by art historians to describe only elements of the decoration found in two phases: Islamic art from about the 9th century onwards, and European decorative art from the Renaissance onwards. Interlace and scroll decoration are terms used for most other types of similar patterns.

 

“Tango” a new sculpture work under progress

Tango is a dance that has influences from African and European culture. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe. The word “tango” and “tambo” around the River Plate basin where initially used to refer to musical gatherings of slaves, with written records of colonial authorities attempting to ban such gatherings as early as 1789. If you like at my sculpture here you’ll figure out why I named it Tango.

 

 

Al Noor Mosque (Sharjah – UAE) urban sketching

Al Noor Mosque is a mosque in Sharjah. It is located on the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche.It is of Turkish Ottoman design and was influenced by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey.It is one of three mosques open to the public in Sharjah, which has over 600 total.
In 2014 the mosque set a Guinness World Record for the “World’s largest wooden charity box” for their Ramadan donation campaign.

بني المسجد على الطراز العثماني ويطل على بحيرة خالد، يتميز بتعدد قبابه ويعد المبنى تحفة معمارية لما فيه من نقوش رائعة الجمال. مئذنتان شامختان على زاويتي المبنى وقبة كبيرة تتوسط أعلى المسجد تحيط بها نوافذ معشقة بزجاج ملون، والأعمدة الداخلية مزخرفة أيضاً، والزائر للمسجد يتوقف طويلاً في الداخل يتأمل اللوحات المعمارية المزخرفة التي أضفت على المبنى جمالاً فنياً رائعاً.

 

Al Noor Mosque - Sharjah UAE
Al Noor Mosque