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This program will explore historic and contemporary approaches to Islamic art, from perspectives both within and outside of Islam. The guiding concept of the program

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Peter Selz visits Salma Arastu Studio

Very happy to share that well known art historian Peter Selz ( former Curator of MOMA New York and also founder of Berkeley Art Museum https://arthistory.berkeley.edu/person/1786359-peter-selz) Visited my studio last month..

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Healing through Art

I have always believed in power of art in healing desperate hearts and distraught souls. Art gives wings to body and hope to mind. It

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Are We Square Now

Today someone died in my family Yesterday you witnessed the death in your family.. Are we square now? The vigil in the remembrance of three

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Are We Square Now?

Today someone died in my family Yesterday you witnessed the death in your family.. Are we square now? The vigil in the remembrance of three

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Deep Meditation Day

Today the water was still Moving at a low pace as if meditating within The sky was without colors and gray spread all over The

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Constant Flow

Do not say again and again You are not able to enjoy the moments of life As time is running too fast! Time is flowing

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Disappearing Alphabets

Disappearing Sindhi Scripts inspired me to create these paintings with Arabic and Hindi alphabets. Colorful, textured and moving these alphabets represent the Sindhi culture which

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