These are the letters seen, sheen, Ssadd and dhad in a form where the structure of the artwork is held tightly by the composition structures.
The poetry is by Al Motannabbi who says:
“Before merit can be given to physical courage, there is the first and foremost which is the courage of opinion. Therefore, if these two elements are present in a person you probably have a perfect human being. Nevertheless, we have to know what the difference is between the thoughtless beast and the considerate human. It is the intellect; it is the logic as, without that, the least of beasts can uproot the human race altogether if not for their reasons.”
Original production date: 1998
Artwork Size: 124cm x 114cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper
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.