Creator

Wedad Alhazmi

Advisor

Goodwin, Donna

Committee Member

Eisen, Lauren

Committee Member

Stewart, Connie

Department

Art and Design

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2019

Extent

31 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This arts-based research examined patterns and art of Asir, a southern Saudi region, which uses geometric art infused with both Islamic and Arabic cultural meaning. A special focus was on female gender roles and how the women of this area incorporated the features of this unique style of art in their homes and lives. This exploration formed the foundation for the creation of my own painted studio artwork incorporating traditional geometric patterns, motifs, colors, and shapes with contemporary media and compositions. The resultant original paintings that formed the core of this thesis helped shed light on the diverse culture and traditions of Saudi people and informed others about the art forms and their meaning within this culture.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Local Identifiers

AlhazmiThesis2019.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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