About this piece:
This book focuses on early Islamic art and applying this form used dominantly within architecture. Inserting this form of art in the form of a book references the illuminated manuscripts made during the Islamic Age of Enlightenment. Utilizing the geometry in the book serves as a visual language applied within a media that is mainly used for a written language. It is a continuation of preserving the visual history of Islam.
About the artist:
Lives and works in DeKalb, Illinois, United States.
Zeinab Saab received her BFA in Printmaking from Bowling Green State University in 2015. She is currently a second year MFA Candidate at Northern Illinois University, continuing her practice in printmaking. Her work focuses on the terminology used within bookmaking and its ties to the body is a relationship, and discusses specific points within Islamic history, practice, and philosophies in regards to the body and spirit.