Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.
Khalq خلق is creation; I use genesis
as title to differentiate it from, say, artistic creation. There are several verbs in Arabic that express a creative action with subtle distinctions between them, but khalaqa
is the one used for the initial creative act, creation ex nihilo
This design is based on a dream I had several months ago of a single point of force exploding into myriads and myriads of life forms, all visible as silhouettes in shades of green. It took many more hours of work than usual, and despite mixing silver into the paint, the result lacks the dazzling sheen I was hoping for, but I may give it a final iridescent wash to correct this. At any rate I think it would make a beautiful silkscreen in the future. The abundantly illustrated creation process is here: [link]
Materials: Acrylic, mica pigment, ink pens, gilding
Paper: Fabriano Pittura 400 gsm, 50x50cm