"Wa Lan: A Tribute to Global Justice" is an artwork that celebrates the importance of rejecting domination, terrorism, corruption, and environmental and cultural abuses. This powerful piece invites the viewer to consider the need for honesty, fairness, and justice in the world, and to recognize the role that we all play in creating a more harmonious and peaceful society.
At the heart of the artwork are lines of poetry by Ali Omar Ermes, which explore the idea that humanity cannot escape itself and that we must work together to address the injustices and inequalities that exist in the world. These poems call on us to reject hypocrisy and double standards, and to strive for justice and harmony in all that we do.
Measuring 152cm x 122cm and crafted from acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas, "Wa Lan: A Call for Justice and Harmony" is a thought-provoking artwork that invites the viewer to consider their role in creating a more just and harmonious world. It currently resides with a private collector, where it continues to inspire and engage the viewer's imagination.
Here are a few more examples of poems by Ali Omar Ermes that explore similar themes:
"We are all in this together, no matter where we are from
We cannot escape our humanity, it is time to face the facts
The systems and people behind the injustices in the world
We must be honest and reject hypocrisy and double standards
Only then can we create a world of peace and harmony"
"La, kalla, wa lan, these are our rallying cries
We reject domination, terrorism, corruption and abuse
We call for justice and fairness, for everyone to see
We stand together, united in our quest for harmony"
"We are all connected, our fates intertwined
We must work together, to create a better kind
Of world, one where justice and fairness reign
Where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, no matter their name"
This breathtaking piece by Ali Omar Ermes showcases the versatility and depth of the Arabic language through the use of a single stroke technique. Through this technique, Ermes is able to convey a range of emotions and expressions that range from the simplest and most direct to the most complex and nuanced.