Zarah Hussain works at the intersection of science and spirituality, combining contemporary digital art with rigorous training in traditional hand-drawn Islamic geometry. Her work encompasses infinitely looping animations made with code, interactive apps, painting and sculpture.
Numina, was commissioned by The Barbican for their foyer spaces programme in 2016. Numina was a large scale sculpture with a digitally animated surface combining designs found in the art of the Islamic world with contemporary digital arts by mapping animated geometric patterns onto a pyramidal wall sculpture set in a hexagonal grid.
In 2018 Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield commissioned Zarah to create Invisible Threads.