The Ground Upon Which We Stand: Salma Arastu-Birds Community
26" x 24"
acrylics and mixed media
Presently I am exploring the themes of ecology, sustainability, and green living as they appear in the verses of the Quran and then translate them into visual imagery using a combination of Arabic calligraphy and illustrative painting. I call my new series “Our Earth: Embracing All Communities." The goal of this new series of paintings is to reinforce the scientific concept of the “chain of life”; the concept that each species depends on another and together they maintain the balance of life on Earth. I am trying to embrace all communities on this earth.