Bond of Love رابظة

The relationship of the true teacher to the seeker is one of love from essence to essence. As such it can never change but is always complete.”
— Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Metal leaf, acrylic, ink on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date19 October 2011

The Râbita (رابطة) is the deep bond between teacher and disciple that transcends the personality, and can exist without them ever meeting.
I was hoping for a design that would express the closeness of that relationship, but didn’t expect the letters to lend themselves to such “geometric intimacy” – not only fitting together completely, but also pairing up to form perfect arcs.


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