Archives: March, 2014

mtakla — March 31, 2014, 8:21 am


For this project I created an oil pastel rendering of Zaynab bint Ali after the battle of Karbala. In this romanticized illustration of Zaynab, she is set against a red background representative of the blood of the lives lost in the battlefield. I chose to draw Zaynab because I was struck by the story of […]

mtakla — , 7:52 am

Where the Spiritual Meets the Functional

For this project I took an every day item, the mug, and wrote on it with pen the following Quranic verse: “It is He who sends down rain from the sky; from it is drink and from it is foliage in which you pasture [animals]” (Surat An-Naĥl, 16:10). This project was inspired by the idea […]