Marwan Aridi, the creator of the exhibit titled, “The Holy Quran Pursuit” currently on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University, USA spoke about his exhibit and career in a presentation at the museum on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Aridi, who works with Arabic calligraphy, Islamic ornamentation and Arabesque design, began to study calligraphy at just 15 years old, he said in his presentation.
”(It took) three years to just do the design, and seven years for all of the letters,” Aridi said.
His curiously ultimately resulted in his exhibit “The Holy Quran Pursuit.” Over the course of a decade, Aridi developed 114 unique designs for each chapter of the Quran and customized an Arabic calligraphy, creating 376 unique pages, according to the Museum of Texas Tech University’s website.
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Selections of this work, titled “The Holy Quran Pursuit,” are now on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The exhibition will run through April in the Balcony Gallery.