Ad Infinitum الخ

Watercolour and metal leaf on cut paper, Stockwell Bockingford 400 gsm. 120x120 cm.

Date8 December 2014

The Arabic language is not fond of abbreviations, but we do have the fascinating إلخ , equivalent of Latin “etc”. Reflecting this, the design is based on a traditional harmonic pattern of Islamic geometry, that can be extended indefinitely. The words are oriented so as to create a rotational movement in a specific direction (that of reading, spearheaded by the golden dots), and each square is cut out and its corner lifted to reveal a flash of contrasting green underneath, so that the piece comes alive as the observer moves.

Creation process:

A penny for your thoughts...