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Curriculum: Transforming the Alphabet Letters into Animals and Creatures

July 5, 2008 0 comments

Students will be introduced to the artist Shahzia Sikander’s work. Shahzia is a Pakistani artist, who lives in New York and works with miniature paintings and installations. She explores Islamic and Arabic calligraphy and miniature paintings. In some of her earlier work, she used the Arabic alphabet in her paintings. The Arabic calligraphy and alphabet letters flow and transform from letter to horses. She sees movement in the letters and emphasis their beautiful movement by layering the letters with images of running horses.

Curriculum Writer: Maryam G.
Level: K-12
Area: Visual Art
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