This vibrant piece contains the verse from the learned philosopher-poet Abul Ala Al Ma’arri, in which he says:
“When I utter the implausible, I can shout it out loud without fear or favour, but when I speak of the truth I have to whisper”
Given the present state of affairs in the world at large, says Ermes, this observation finds a special resonance.
The original artwork size is approx. 150cm x 123cm, it is made of acrylic and ink on paper mounted on canvas.
The artwork was produced in 1993 and is in the collection of the Artist.