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Everitte.org

Born 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee, I am currently living in Beirut Lebanon working as an Arabic Calligrapher and Artist. Whilst studying the Arabic language in Damascus, Syria, I was fortunate to also receive formal training in the Arabic Calligraphy Diwani Djali script by master calligrapher, Adnan Farid. Since then I have continued to develop my skills as a calligrapher by adapting and sculpting the script to form clear visual images using only the words and Djali found in the script. This adaptation and development is certainly a continuous process since I am always trying to reconcile the dichotomy of simplicity and legibility of the script with the clear and accurate illustration of a particular image. Works such as these are relatively rare even in the Islamic world, most likely due to the skill and the time required to produce such designs, as well as the banning of…

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  • Born on December 23
  • Joined November 9, 2010

Favorite materials

the written word, ink on paper, reeds, Arabic Calligraphy, Diwani Jali

About

Everitte.org

Born 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee, I am currently living in Beirut Lebanon working as an Arabic Calligrapher and Artist. Whilst studying the Arabic language in Damascus, Syria, I was fortunate to also receive formal training in the Arabic Calligraphy Diwani Djali script by master calligrapher, Adnan Farid. Since then I have continued to develop my skills as a calligrapher by adapting and sculpting the script to form clear visual images using only the words and Djali found in the script. This adaptation and development is certainly a continuous process since I am always trying to reconcile the dichotomy of simplicity and legibility of the script with the clear and accurate illustration of a particular image. Works such as these are relatively rare even in the Islamic world, most likely due to the skill and the time required to produce such designs, as well as the banning of iconography in strict Islam. In fact complex calligraphic images such as portraits are so rare that one calligrapher, Khaleelullah Chemnad, claims to be the only calligrapher in the world alive today, capable of creating such designs.

All of my pieces for sale here on Etsy are limited edition prints of my own original designs. Every print I sell begins at the same base price relative to the printing cost (i.e. size) with the prices increasing only when prints are sold and availability of a print decreases. (Hence the range of prices seen in my shop) I do not sell any of my original art work here on Etsy. Some of my original hand drawn designs are available on Saatchi Online. More information can be found at Everitte.org

Website:
Everitte.org

Education:
Scottish Master with First Degree Honours of International Business and Arabic from the University of Edinburgh

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