There are two Arabic words for silence. One is sukût, which means the cessation of sound. Samt is the other type: silence not as absence, but as presence of that quality.
In this piece I am contrasting massive Square Kufic with delicate, Maghribi-based cursive, combining them through papercutting for more dimension.
The pigment I used for the background cursive is one I collected and processed myself in Lebanon:
The writing tool I used, a porcupine quill (!) was also foraged there, many years ago!