In this particular exhibition we will start with the basis of the Islamic religion, the Qur'an. The people of Islam focus their daily lives and find meaning among the environment that surrounds them based upon the religious beliefs contained within the Qur'an. As part of daily lives the people of Islam throughout history have used a place of worship known as a mosque. The mosque would serve as not only as a place of worship, but also as a place of tranquility and sanctuary from the outside world. The exterior of the mosque demonstrates a mix of architecture inspired by a variety of cultures. The inside covered in inscriptions from the Qur'an and elegantly displayed mosaics. Each piece or tile from the mosaic separately pieced together to deliver a geometrical masterpiece of art. Through the first few images of the exhibition individual tile pieces will be shown and then tile panels. This is to show the transition of one singular piece into the greater design of a work of art that will come to define the Islamic art culture. Toward the end of the is exhibition the tile panels will transition into complete mosaics. Throughout the exhibition you will see the use of circles in a variety of the imagery, which in islamic culture stands, as a symbol of the infinite Allah. You will also find depictions of a fountain and the use of vines and shapes of flowers you might find in a garden. The imagery is used to show the tranquility that can be found in the Garden of Paradise that is known to the people of Islam. The Mihrab is very important to Islamic religion and will be seen at the end of this exhibition. The Mihrab is what indicates the direction of Mecca and the direction in which a Muslim should kneel and pray. The Mihrab is covered in elegant tiles to create a mosaic that seems to stand as a guardian to the praying Muslim who kneels unprotected from the obscurities of the outside world.