God اللّه

“In the name of Him Who has no name,
Who appears by whatever name you will call Him.”
—Dârâ Shikôh

Ink and metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date3 August 2011
Limited Edition: Woodblock print

Contrary to misconceptions, Allah (الله) is the Arabic word for God, and used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. In its original Arabic script, the word can be abstracted to a quasi-miraculous degree. This design yields a cross, five elements and a mandala, expanding its reach beyond the “People of the Book”.

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