* If archaeology is concerned with the examination and recovery of historical artifacts to expose the hidden, then painting is the perfect foundation for its application. Painting as a medium involves layering paint through textures from Ali Banisadr’s personal and collective memories that intertwine the real and the virtual. The “hidden” memory and emotion is buried in the painting, and the viewer is invited to interpret its meaning. In Ali Banisadr’s paintings from his exhibitions, “We Haven’t Landed on Earth Yet,” and “It Happened and it Never Did,” he is committed to painting as a means of addressing the importance of both the visible and the invisible represented in art to reflect political conflicts in society. Ultimately, Ali Banisadr’s work demonstrates a dichotomy between a joyful celebration of abstract color and gestural forms, juxtaposed against a war-torn world in a poetic and lyrical manner. * The thirty-six-year-old Iranian born and current New York based painter, Ali Banisadr, believes that seeing and non-seeing are connected to motion and the mind’s imagination. He allows his mind to be taken over by his artistic process that is described as a “shamanic” experience that enters into a “collective unconscious.” In order to represent this psychological state that pushes the possibilities of painting, he layers colors and textures spontaneously as he goes, and translates the sounds in his head onto the canvas. The painting’s finished result forms a rhythmic, calligraphic quality that also harkens back to Banisadr’s history as a graffiti artist in California. As an artist who straddles two distinct cultures, Ali Banisadr’s work does not conform to the traditional Western style of painting that has a central focus because he believes that every part of the painting matters. In addition, Banisadr is unique because his work attempts to capture and translate sound into something visual. Ali Banisadr’s inspiration is drawn from his time as a child in Teheran during the bombings in the Iranian-Iraq war. He translates his reactions to the awful ambient noises into art from his remembrance of the vibrations and the shattering glass. Because of his traumatic experience he became interested in psychology and the subconscious, where he attempts to give birth to his imagination within his paintings. * By analyzing how Banisadr constructs his paintings and deals with space, it is evident that Bosch and de Kooning have influenced his artwork, but he is unique because his works connect auditory memory and visualization. His paintings can be compared to Bosch because his works need time to unveil themselves so the viewer can use imagination to understand the painting’s deciphered meaning. The intensely busy surfaces appear to be depicted in microcosmic detail but when viewed up close, his paintings dissolve into a frenzy of compacted brushwork similar to de Kooning’s technique. In all of Banisadr’s works, he handles his paint with tremendous physicality where his vibrant tones and textures translate into an experience of rhythm. His paintings are also distinct because they lack a central focus, and make every part of the canvas important. The scattered and fragmented characters in his paintings animate the idea that seeing and non-seeing are connected to motion and the mind’s imagination that constantly change. Another interpretation is that the distorted characters could stand for gatekeepers of systems of a war-torn culture and era. This unfocused abstraction is a technique that Banisadr uses to capture the changing quality of sound visually that harkens back to the noise of warfare from his personal history. Therefore, Banisadr’s works are unique in their ability to connect auditory memory and visualization. * Ali Banisadr’s 2012 Exhibition titled “We Haven’t Landed on Earth Yet” depicts the expression of his subconscious life from memories of a war-torn past. In his paintings such as “Excavation” and “At Sea”…
Hirsi Ali lecture will only breed fear
Hirsi Ali's antagonistic rhetoric will not benefit the university's religious conversation.
By Rashid Dar, Muslim Students Association
“When I was asked for my opinion, I explained that Islam was like a mental cage. At first, when you open the door, the caged bird stays inside: it is frightened. It has internalized its imprisonment. It takes time for the bird to escape, even after someone has opened the doors to its cage.”–Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A major cultural icon is Muhammad Ali, he is a symbol of controversy, perseverance, and strength to America and the rest of the world on and off of the boxing ring. Ali is still recognized as one of the most noticeable people even after forty years of setting the tone in the ring creating a legacy.
First, Muhammad Ali is mostly noticed as an icon of strength for his victory in the ring. Through his triumphs in big time events such as the “Rumble in the Jungle”, for his gold medal in 1960’s…
Bright Felon by Kazim Ali
My used copy of Bright Felon by Kazim Ali arrived in a menacingly formal-seeming plastic library casing that seemed to crackle with such a vehement promise of drudgery and boredom that I distanced myself from opening it until now, my final hour of grad school. It was fortunate that I got over it because underneath its antiquated exterior was one of the finest books that I’ve read over the last two years.
Poetic fragments are at once…
"World renown Muhammad Ali is known for his many championship titles in boxing along with his professional record of 56-5-0. While in the ring, he would always follow his motto “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” (“Muhammad Ali” 1). Muhammad Ali was motivated to fight by a police officer one day and he had no idea that that decision to begin fighting would dramatically change his future. Through determination Muhammad Ali became a world famous boxer and changed how the sport is played today…
Eloheem Raheem Ali
What is Buddhism? According to Wikipedia, “Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one". Now what is Confucianism? Confucianism is a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius. They normally seem the same…
The story of Ali Baba and the Forty thieves also has a figure of devotion and dedication. She is Marjana, who in a more traditional role is a servant to Ali Baba’s brother Qasim. Marjana proves to be very “shrewd” and effective in making it seem like Qasim did not die at the hand of the thieves when he forgot the magic words, and was discovered in the cave of treasures. Marjana is quick to notice the captain of the thieves, and the mark he has left on her new master, Ali Baba’s door. It is…
Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, is one of the greatest quotes said by legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and Jack Johnson embodied what this quote means by being quick, powerful, and above all, being a champion. These men have stood the test of time and hardships of racism in White America. They have all triumphed and made a difference in the sport of boxing as we know it today. These three boxers have paved the way politically…
COMPETENCY PROGRAM DESIGN:
FACTORS THAT MATTER TO HISPANIC
NONTRADITIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS
Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Texas A&M University-Commerce
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
COMPUTER COMPETENCY PROGRAM DESIGN:
FACTORS THAT MATTER TO HISPANIC
NONTRADITIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS
Ali Morales, Ed.D.
Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2013
Adviser: Rusty Waller Ed.D.
incorporated into the new state of Pakistan - a state created in two halves, one in the east (formerly East Bengal, now Bangladesh) and the other 1,700 kilometres away on the western side of the subcontinent [see map].
It is possible that Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the Muslim League, simply wished to use the demand for a separate state as a bargaining chip to win greater power for Muslims within a loosely federated India. Certainly, the idea of 'Pakistan' was not thought of until the late 1930s…