Ali Omar Ermes (b.1945) British/Libyan contemporary artist active since the 1960s. His widely exhibited works explore the relationships between art, values, science, morals, life & death. Interwoven with excerpts from literature, mainly Arabic poetry, colors, forms, space & rhythm resulting in visual & musical wonders.
The artwork contains poems about the environment and the human responsibility of keeping it intact, and all that are treasures given by God, the Sustainer of all things, for the benefit of all.
The inscription from a poem by the eminent pre-Islamic nobleman and intellectual, Sala’a ibn Amr, comments on the essential requirements for building a sound society.
He likens the building of an equitable order to the building of a house—neither can succeed without foundations or the right materials. He lays emphasis on the need for consultation and dialogue in a society without which, he warns, evil forces become predominant.