Ferdos Maleki is an abstract artist whose work is inspired by her spiritual quest. She trans-forms the intoxicating words of Hafez and Rumi into abstract love poems on canvas. Her compositions are dreamy, atmospheric and transcendental. She studied sociology at the National University of Iran, before migrating to the USA in 1984. She continued her edu-cation in California. She studied fashion, art and painting. She later taught drawing and design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) for 20 years. Throughout the years, she has exhibited her work in numerous art galleries in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach, CA. In 2013, she was selected as one of 50 bounda-ry smashing artists by the California Contemporary Art Journal. She has also worked with interior designers creating custom-tailored artwork for many beautiful homes in Southern California.