The artwork features one line of poetry by the eminent poet Abu Al Tayyib Al Mutanabbi, the meaning of which in general says:
“Great souls carry enormously ambitious dreams but all that for the misfortune of their earthly bodies”.
Original name (Arabic): الحاء نقاش غير رسمي
Original production date: 1997
Artwork Size: 113cm x 104cm
Materials: Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: 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.