Along with ferociously using #SaveGaza in nearly all my tweets, yours truly had some time to touch base with a very talented artist and write up my very first article for Aquila Style! Fahmida Ashiq was kind enough to take some time out from her busy schedule and speak to me about her journey into the art world. Having swapped her law career for intricate concepts, you have to see her work to believe it.

aytul kursi

Aytul Kursi by Asheeq Art

“Having both the determination and the courage to step outside of the box and make our dreams a reality is never an easy feat. Pressures from families and even society can sometimes dissuade us from our real calling. But when we go with our gut, the outcome can be truly astonishing. Fahmida Ashiq did just this, which resulted in Asheeq Art – her very own business, which specialises in bespoke, contemporary artwork that draws on inspiration from Arabic calligraphy and our beloved Qur’an…”

 

Read the full interview here on Aquila Style

 

Photos: © Fahmida Ashiq of Asheeq Art

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