At a glance, this artwork presents an array of fresh, sunny colours handled with ease and splendour.
It features poems by Abdul Rahman Al Attawi reiterating that he is firmly adamant that nothing will make him lose heart against hardship nor will he lose sight or be swept away in false glory.
The original artwork was addressed, in 1993, to the suffering people of Bosnia and all sufferers of genocide, prejudice, persecution, injustice, ignorance, and indifference, both ancient and modern.
Original name (Arabic): لا تحزن
Original production date: 1993
Artwork Size: 250cm x 150cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: Private Collector, UAE
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.