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Genesis by Majnouna Genesis by Majnouna
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
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous, it reminds me of a cross-stitch (in fact, it would look pretty fabulous as one) but you must have been going cross-eyed creating it! Interesting that the genesis of this piece took a while, that's quite symbolic in itself! =P
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I did go totally loopy working on this :lol: Wish I could say it had taken 6 days!
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Life seldom turns out that perfectly, does it? =P
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sprawlingdark Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my absolute favorites of these you've done so far. The calligraphy is lovely and creates an image that really resonates with the word (though I don't know arabic). I adore your use of color in this one, it really makes it stand out and catch my eye.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! It was really a piece of work!
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
woahh... beautiful colors, maj!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me of Life, the first attempt in computer programming to create what is now called cellular automata. [link]
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
How very interesting!
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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