Tile detail of Iranian Mosque, Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Phil Weymouth; I was told that Islam prohibits the representation of nature, hence the abstracts - not really flowers or leaves but overall that's the impression. Intricate and mesmerizing.
"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.