Ramadan One World

$50.00

Artist Name

Sangeetha Kowsik (IhsanIshan Design)

Artwork Description

Ramadan Mubarak in 5 Different languages – Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Tamazight
WE as a World are ONE – planet earth behind a Mosque. More connected than ever before digitally!
Folks across the globe from Morocco, Iran, India, etc. helped with translations.
ARCHITECTURE:
PYRAMID/ SQUARE light blue- inspired by Southern Desert Mosques of Morocco, native to Amazigh design NOT Arab design.
GOLD TOPS – Inspired by Arab Design + Orthodox South Indian Hindu Temples which have gold vessels (called kalasams on top containing water from 7 holy rivers). Islamic moon and star on top.
WINDOWS – Middle is “Mughal” architecture with Arabic language. Right/Left Amazigh architecture
MINARET- An excerpt from a sophisticated poem by Indian Poet Bedel in Persian
COLOR PALETTE:
Bright colors to celebrate the joy/happiness/gratitude/love Ramadan brings. Inspired by South Indian Hindu Temples and Mosques which are very brightly painted.
LANGUAGES:
Sanskrit- Ramadan Mubarak first window
Tamil – Inniya Ramalan (no “dha” in Tamil) Vartaikal ( Sweet Ramadan Greetings) first window
Arabic – Ramadan Mubarak stylized script written in middle window
Tamazight – Ramadan / Ifoulki / Ramadan Ambarki Ighudan – (Wish you a Happy/Beautiful Ramadan)
Persian – “Take on the characteristics of the Angels during the month of Ramadan” written in minaret (tower)
This artwork is a cross-cultural mix of Islam, Hinduism, Morocco, India, Arab, Persian, Tamil, Tamazight.  Diversity is what makes the world beautiful! The whole world has a deep meaning and interconnectedness to it.

Artwork Medium

Digital / Pen & Ink

Dimensions

11″ x 14″ – Unframed

 

Availability: 1 in stock

Artist Name: Sangeetha Kowsik (IhsanIshan Design)

Artist Bio

Sangeetha Kowsik was born in Fremont, CA, a Parsons School of Design grad, is an NYC-based designer, interfaith chaplain, educator, and established gallery artist. The only person in the world doing this: A Hindu, Indian American woman who’s an Islamic/Arabic calligrapher.  Sangeetha is the Hindu Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor of NYU/Columbia Universities, founder of NYU Hindu Center, founding member of NAHCA (North American Hindu Chaplain Association), and awarded “Chaplain of the Year” for her interfaith initiatives by Chelsea Clinton.

She was the head designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has worked extensively in fashion, beauty, luxury, museums, skateboarding/streetwear industries, and has a deep love and appreciation for all world cultures, religions, and art history.  Her unique background influences her work which is rooted in faith, activism, culture, design, and social justice.

Her award-winning brand IhsanIshan Design inspires peace, understanding, change, and brings the world together by working for religious, cultural, and ethnic unity by connecting across global cultures through design, told through the art of Arabic Calligraphy. Each piece has a strong, powerful, meaningful message/concept behind it to fight negative perceptions/biases, educates by showcasing positive, unique, interconnected stories that celebrate global cultures and diversity. The brand was initially launched to celebrate both Islam and Hinduism, its shared traditions, educate, and bring about peace and understanding, it now includes Black Lives Matter (a recipient of numerous awards for social justice, interfaith, and global change initiatives) and the  Amazigh (indigenous) peoples of North Africa.

Sangeetha hopes to bring her message of peace through design to build a more understanding, just, compassionate world.

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