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Know the expression "midnight sun"? It was a reality for me tonight as I stayed up really late because I didn't want to stop working on this!
A homage to Shams Tabrizi, teacher and friend of Jalaluddin Rumi. My calligraphy mentor told me the story of their extraordinary friendship long ago, and the tradition that Shams was killed by Rumi's sons because he spent every moment of his waking life with him. It was his grief over this loss that moved Rumi to write an outpour of what would become the world's most loved poetry.
"Shams" شمس is Arabic for "sun", and it was that image that suddenly hit me. This is a good example of a mostly intuitive design, and one of the most abstract I've done (though the word is there, 8 times)