Emphasis by Ali Omar Ermes

This artwork portrays dramatic contrasts of firm colours with a lively background.
The poems are by the most prominent poet in the 20th century Ahmed Shawqi (d.1932). The poetry could be interpreted as follows:
It is dark, I cannot sleep, and the night stars are watching. Planets, stars and other objects are crossing through my vision, never mind my worries, across speed and space.
And you my gazelle, you are my sunshine in the middle of the dark nights and when you rise, all worries and lack of will soon vanish away.

The original artwork was produced in 1992, its size is approx. 87cm x 113cm. Acrylic and inks on paper and is in the collection of the artist.