Sama Mara

About Me

I have found myself traversing the educational system covering a range of subjects from the sciences to music and the arts, constantly trying to find a way to unite my varied interests. So it was with great gratitude and sense of relief that I discovered Traditional Geometry, which brings together all my interests under one glorious roof, unfortunately I also discovered traditional geometery went out of fashion centuries ago!

Patiently I have been piecing together my own curriculum and only now am I seeing how these disparate interests are fitting together. Pursuing my interest in music I studied a course in Jazz and Popular Music at Goldsmiths London, then I turned to the sciences studying the physics and chemistry of light and photographic imaging at Westminster University, then straight into Music and Visual Arts course in Brighton University then after a few years in Brighton as a freelance digital-media designer I returned to education completing a Masters in Traditional Arts at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London.

Over the course of these years I have developed a great variety of skills from Studio Photography to Traditional painting techniques to Musical theory and composition. I have also developed my interests by conducting my own studies into Fractal Geometry, as well as more recently Quasi Crystals, and had brief flirtations with Fourier Theory and Chaos Theory.

At present I am continuing these studies working on one major project looking at the links between music and art, otherwise put as the harmony of sound and the harmony of space.


2008 - 2010 - MA in Traditional Arts  - Princes School of Traditional Arts
Barakat prize for the work I created for my MA degree show.

2002 - 2004 - BA Music and Visual Arts - Brighton University

2001 - 2002 - Digital & Photographic Imaging - Diploma (with Distinction)

2000 - 2001 - Certificate in Music Studies - Goldsmiths