A symbol of heritage, as we inherit what we inherit to appreciate and to look after this heritage, thus enabling it to reach the next generations.
The poem is by the Abbasid poet Abu Al-Ataahiah, who tells us
“That which really belongs to you is what you are able to spend on good causes, not what you consume and liquidate or leave behind”.
Original name (Arabic): تراث – م ت أ
Original production date: 1993
Artwork Size: 250cm x 150cm
Materials: Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: Sold at auction to 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.