“Degrees of Love in Arabic Language” explores the complexities of emotions and typography in the Arabic Language by honing in on the meanings of the word “Love”.
According to Dr. Fatima Mernissi, a sociologist, writer and one of the most prominent Islamic feminists, there are over 50 words for love in Arabic. Using design as a starting point, Adhami explores the body of this work the tension between meaning, weaving, and touch by changing these previously 2D words into intimate carpets to adorn the feet of the visitors inside domestic spaces.
The work is a compelling collection of rugs that serves as a contemporary representation of graphic design in an interior design setting. It aims to explore the “encounters” between our bodies, art, and language in transformative ways of interior and intimate domestic spaces.
- Zena Adhami
- Maha Almheiri