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.
Original production date: 2002
Artwork Size: 150cm x 120cm
Materials: Acrylic on paper
Location of Original: British Petroleum
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.
The “positive no” implies standing firm against all sorts of injustice untruths, as in ‘There is no God except Allah’.
The inscription from Sharif Al Reda extols the virtues of the man who, while being forgiving in nature, remains steadfast in his high moral principles and thus becomes a subject of envy.