The painting quotes Al ‘Aqd Al Farid on the four principle paths that eloquence can take – by way of assertion, inference, writing, and gesture.
Original name (Arabic): الطاء
Original production date: 1979
Artwork Size: 100cm x 80cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper
Location of Original: Mobil Oil Collection
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.