Day 93 : Islamic

Finding left-handed architects might be near to impossible considering in many Islamic countries use of the left hand is against the law. Also in some Islamic countries, people are forbidden to eat with their left hand, which is considered “unclean” because it is used for cleaning one’s body after defecating.


The Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace and the Fort make up the foundation of Islamic architecture. Distinguishing motifs on the columns, piers and arches are repetitious, radiating shapes, and rhythmic/metric patterns. Niches and colonnettes alternate and are interwoven with the main columns and arches.

Sandy: Every surface – arches, ceilings, walls – were covered with small tiles that created repetitive designs, with the exception of the pillars and the lower third of the walls. I only added a little detail to help distinguish the contours.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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