Naima White is Arab, Jewish and American therefore she is drawn to aspects of Middle Eastern design, particularly the Persian rugs that she grew up with. Her compositions use repeated patterns that she layers and mixes with freestyle lines. However, some recent work drifts toward abstraction.
"My work focuses on repetitive patterns using recognizable images sometimes mixed with letters, words, or photographs that I then distort, leaving only pattern and shape. This series concentrates on developing an abstract atmosphere using photography taken in locations with distinct natural settings. My work is varied in its exploration of textures, color and pattern as well as digital abstraction, where I concentrate on organic shape and color."