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Dana Awartani is a Saudi Arabian artist with Palestinian roots, who lives and works in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is specialized in ceramics and painting, but her practice moves on the entire front of traditional Islamic art, including mosaics, parquetry and arabesque.

Her passion for the ancestral craftworks of Islam has grown during her studies in London at the Prince's School of Traditional Art where she has developed a personal vision on pattern of Islamic art, fascinated by the geometry as "perfect reflection of God's infinity."

A large part of her work on paper represents arabesques with strong natural elements, mostly floral, accompanied by calligraphic or geometric motifs. (G.M., May 3, 2013).


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Islamic art has strong presence at Prince’s School of Traditional Arts Degree show

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