Jay Bonner

Jay Bonner, Geometric & Floral Artist

Jay Bonner, Geometric & Floral Artist

Jay Bonner is an internationally recognized specialist in the design methodologies employed by Muslim artists of the past in the creation of Islamic geometric patterns; including traditional systematic design techniques, and the non-systematic design methodology employed in the creation of particularly complex geometric patterns. His study of this latter category includes the remarkable achievements of Turkish geometric artists during the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum.

He received his MDes from the Royal College of Art in London (1983).

Jay has worked on many prominent projects in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States; including the expansion of the Prophet's Mosque (al-Masjid al-Nabawi) in Medina; the expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca (Masjid al-Haram); the Abraj al-Bait Clock Tower also in Mecca; the movable minbar for the Kaaba; the International Medical Center in Jeddah; the Data Darbar in Lahore and the New Senate House in Rawalpindi, Pakistan; the Ismaili Centre in London; and the American Institute of Mathematics Research Conference Center in California.

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