by Siddiqa Juma
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Siddiqa Juma is an award-winning and world-renowned artist based in the UK, who creates works of vivid imagination and detail in her signature style.
"It is not just the content of my work that reveals my beliefs: the processes by which my work is created has as much a story to tell. My pieces are characterised by successive layers of vivid colour and intricate repetitive patterns and calligraphy, which draw to mind the ancient illuminated Qur’ans now proudly housed in museums around the world. The vibrancy of my paintings is an aesthetic choice that speaks to the joy that my faith gives me. When I painstakingly cover a canvas with God’s name, it is my personal tasbih, or incantation. Creating these pieces is an act of devotion in itself, a stand-in for meditation, in which each occurrence of a word is like a small offering to God."