This is a powerful stroke of the letter Alif in black with shades of orange making the background. This is the third of four pieces of artwork where the position of the stroke around the hamzah is going to determine the sound of the letter Alif, in this case the Dhammah is above the hamzah, becoming an ‘oo’ sound.
Poetry is by Ma’an Ebni Awess who is an early Islamic poet and a son of a pre-Islamic poet.
Original name (Arabic): ألف ضمة
Original production date: 1997
Artwork Size: 150cm x 100cm
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.