Monthly Archives: July 2011

Darwish and the Nude درويش والعري

Original Ink on Paper, Dimensions 48x32cm The poem “In Her Absence I Created Her Image”, by one of the most famous Palestinian poets, Mahmoud Darwish, is written exactly once in the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script, to form the image … Continue reading

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Rocks for Palestine صخور لفلسطين

Dimensions: 58x42cm The poem, written specifically for this piece, also comprises the entire subject matter of the piece. The poem is written once from beginning to finish in the background, while the four characters are also illustrated using various words … Continue reading

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Palestine: The Aral Sea of Liberty فلسطين: بحر آرال الحرية

Dimensions: 84x40cm The map of Palestine is depicted showing the different borders as they have changed over time. The darkest area represents land which was given to Israel by the United Nations in 1948, the slightly less dark areas represent … Continue reading

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Groucho’s Elephant الفيل في منامتي

This elephant is drawn from the Arabic calligraphy Diwani Jali script, using only the words form the Groucho Marx quote. “One Morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my Pajamas I’ll never know.” Marx’s Elephant … Continue reading

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American Flag علم الولايات المتحدة

Stand up and put your hand on your heart. The pledge of allegiance is written exactly twice in this piece, creating the correct official proportions of the flag of the United States. The pledge is written once in the seven would-be … Continue reading

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Emerson and the Camel إمرسون والجمل

The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson People complaining about smoking here: It’s the real deal, honkies.

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Magritte ماغريت

“This is not a Calligraphy” is repeated several times throughout the piece in Arabic script. All together the words write “Calligraphy”. This homage to the most famous Belgian surrealist is illustrated using a modified version of the Diwani Djali Arabic … Continue reading

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Giraffe of Damascus زرافة من دمشق

Dimensions of Original Piece: 45x35cm A giraffe is depicted using only the letters and shapes found in the Diwani Djali Arabic script. The text reads; “Syria needs trade sanctions like a giraffe needs a throat infection.” The text is written … Continue reading

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Surah 89

This piece of figural Arabic calligraphy writes the entire Surah Al-Fajr, meaning “The Dawn”. All 30 verses are written and none are repeated. The first verse which translates as “by the dawn” is written in the center circle. The verses … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from My Friends بيتلز

Photograph of the Original Ink Drawing. Dimensions: 58cm x 42cm The image of the four Beatles is created using only the letters and shapes of the Diwani Djali Arabic script. The words in the piece are the lyrics to the … Continue reading

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