Oops – I nearly forgot to add something today!
However, the key word is nearly so it means I haven’t forgotten. Ermmm…did that make any sense?!?!?!
Anyways, I was thinking that I haven’t highlighted any calligraphers while I’ve been here. So today I going to start with Soraya Syed Sanders.
Soraya Syed Sanders was born and raised in London. She has recently returned to the UK after completing her calligraphy apprenticeship in Istanbul. The art of Islamic penmanship is a bridge between the spiritual and material, the visual and the verbal.
It is a living tradition that has the capacity for self-renewal enabling Soraya to adopt a contemporary approach while remaining true to her artistic heritage and the many years of study linking her to the calligraphy masters of the past. Her written and visual work has been published and exhibited worldwide.
She read Arabic and History of Art & Archaeology at The School of Oriental and African Studies, and in 2001 graduated from the Masters programme in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London.
Anyways, enough of this dull read about her life, check out her site.