The twin letters. With poems by the wise and well-quoted poet Abul Atahiyah, from the Abbasid period. In them, he argues that self-sustenance, one of the sweetest of all things to have, is complete self-reliance as it gives one self-respect and dignity and one of the hardest things of all is to ask favours from people.
Original name (Arabic): الدال والذال
Original production date: 1990
Artwork Size: 150cm x 120cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper
Location of Original: Sold at auction to Private Collector
This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.
It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.