Stunning artwork by Ata Mohammadi
reblogged from JedaVu Art
“Peter’s photography is as much about the spiritual as it is about the visual, offering no questions or answers but rather affording the viewer to simply being in that moment and that moment at first glance seems to curiously exist without time or consequence. This is the true beauty of Peter’s work where there is a present quietness about it that shares the essence of purpose of the art and architecture of the past through contemporary mediums, one of the quintessential markers of the true Muslim artist.”
Nur Shkembi, Curator, Islamic Museum Australia
“Peter’s beautiful work is a welcome addition to the contemporary Islamic art scene, a mixture of deep faith and youthfulness that represents tangible modern interpretations of Islam’s everlasting beauty in mind & spirit.”
Juliana Rahim, Curator, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peter Gould embraced Islam in 2002.
But…he didn’t quit on his creativity…
Meet Peter Gould!
Shangri La is the name of an Islamic-style mansion built by heiress Doris Duke near Diamond Head just outside Honolulu, Hawaii. It is now owned and operated by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) which is currently showcasing its traveling exhibit Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery till December 28th. Organized by Donald Albrecht, curator of design for the Museum of the City of New York and Thomas Mellins, architectural historian, the exhibit explores the synthesis of 1930s modernist architecture, tropical landscape and Islamic art that Duke achieved at Shangri La. This is the first major exhibition about Shangri La to be shown outside Hawaii, taking the story of Duke’s transformative engagement with the Islamic world and her work at Shangri La to national audiences.
The exhibit features photographs by Tim Street-Porter, archival materials and a selection of more than 60 objects of Islamic art from the collection. The exhibition also includes new art work by seven past artists-in-residence, including Zakariya Amataya, Afruz Amighi, Shezad Dawood, Emre Hüner,Walid Raad, Shahzia Sikander and Mohamed Zakariya.
If you reside in or traveling to L.A., this is a must-see!
These photographs of the exhibit especially of the Mughal Garden remind me of the palace of Alhambra in the city of Granada, Spain, a visit I hold dearly to my heart and will never forget.
I’m so now tempted to make a trip to Morocco!!!
Reflection from Memories
Hassan Al Meer, Muscat, Oman
This is how I imagine Morocco to be…