In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Jorge Benitez wondered how two interrelated civilizations could have taken such divergent paths. Christianity and Islam share common religious roots and a Mediterranean heritage centered on ancient Greece, the Middle East, and North Africa. Furthermore, their science, mathematics, languages, philosophy, religion, and art were intertwined. These historical and cultural facts led Benitez to develop a series of perspectival drawings built on their shared language of geometry and optics. The depiction of Islamic visual motifs through Western perspective spoke to the tragedy of “a divided family within a very large single civilization” (Jorge Benitez).