SELECT WORKSSelect Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy
Bint’s calligraphic work with the Arabic language integrate a wide range of media and is deeply influenced by her training since childhood in traditional Islamic art, which the artist still continues to study abroad. Consecrated handmade inks, metals, natural pigments, specific dirt, sands and other unique materials are often incorporated into Bint’s work with script. The metaphysical tradition of علم الحروف (Science of the Letters) is also a central focus of Bint’s research and explorations with Islamic theurgical practices of magic.
Her hand is drawn to more contemporary styles of Arabic writing and calligraffiti, inspired by the urban murals and graffiti-scapes native to her hometown, Los Angeles.