Anne Shams Art


New Work 2014-2015

2015   Civil Rights Tree of Souls     Click here for photos.

I started this painting on December 31, 2014 and completed it in June 2015, the most complex and researched work I have ever done. As many of us are, I have been distressed by the recent news of violence inflicted by police on African Americans, and the civil unrest following.

2014  Neshamot Klaliyot     Click here for photos.

I am experimenting with a new technique, using some collage elements and embossed metals. I saw the work of the artist Nancy Scheinman in Santa Fe, New Mexico when I attended a workshop sponsored by Image Journal at St. Johns College in 2012. I admired her work and studied with her in 2014 at a workshop in Santa Fe, where I began Neshamot Klaliyot

inspired by The Geologist of the Soul by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

On this trip I also visited one of my favorite interfaith artists, Shahna Lax of Crestone, Colorado.

2014 Star Mother   Click here for photos.

The inspiration for Star Mother is two-fold:  Open Secrets by Rami Shapiro, and the DVD educational program from Great Courses, Your Night Sky.

2014 Ein Sof      Click here for photos.

Ein Sof, points to the un-nameable divine creator of all, without end or limit, boundaries or form.

The Calligraphy

    The Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy are names for the hidden, invisible divine and the manifest, visible divine.

2014  Publication of my article, Interfaith Art in Interfaith Chapels in Faith and Form, journal of the American Institute of Architects.

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2014  Representation in Amen, a Prayer for the World at the National Cathedral, Washington DC and St. John the Divine, NYC.   Click here for more.

I am honored to be juried into this exhibit, one of 48 artists selected, sponsored by  OnCaravan, curated by Episcopal Priest Reverend Paul-Gordon Chandler and Egyptian artist and sculptor Reda Abdul Rahman.

December 2013-January 2014  Click here for photos.

Balance exhibited at the Canton, Ohio Museum of art in the invitational show, Sacred Voices, from December 3, 2013 through January 2014. Curator Michelle Waalkes requested Balance by email just days after it was purchased from the exhibit Celebrating Diversity at Concordia College, Portland, Oregon. The collector agreed to loan it for Canton, Ohio. I flew to the Opening Reception.