The Humanity of Diversity and the Beauty of Art, by Tunisian Journalist and art writer Bochra Ben Fatima in ElDiwan.org
Title: The Humanity of Diversity and the Beauty of Art, Salma Arastu says “Let’s bring the world together and praise our Lord”
The first paragraph says Salma Arastu integrates abstract and realistic forms of nature, Arabic calligraphy as well as influences from western schools of art in order to produce an integrative and comprehensive artistic expression.
The second paragraph is about her as one of the most prominent Indian female artists in terms of this complex style of art, her five books, masters credentials, statues in Pennsylvania and California, etc…
The third paragraph says that she is rediscovering earth through a Sufi journey in the Islamic thought and in the Quranic verses that manifest in multimedia expressions.
The fourth paragraph is on how she balances her internal peace with a beneficial and positive outward struggle.
The fifth is about her integrative philosophy through color and nature. Bochra Ben Fatima quotes Salma about her objectives to spread love on a wider scale.
The sixth paragraph describes the delicate emotional states that she expresses in color, word, and the meaning underlying the Islamic spirit.
The seventh paragraph is about how she draws on canvas and how the names of Allah are represented in a way that is beyond routine meanings, and that balance calm with impact.
The eighth paragraph is how Rajasthan, India, the place where she was born has impacted her journey. She quotes her on integrating spiritual orientalism with western influence (lines).
The next paragraph quotes her on celebrating life and how this is a major concept in her work, and how she represents humans as a unified whole without differentiation.
Finally, she states that Salma’s experience cannot be simply viewed as an experimental phase but it is a sound structure based on civilization and human diversity,that started in India and carried with her throughout the world, in her artistic work.