One to Nine ابجدهوزحط

Acrylic on mountboard, hand-cut, assembled on mountboard. 60x60x3 cm.

Date1st April 2015

The Arabic letters were originally numbers as well, starting with Alif=1 and ending with Ghayn=1000. This puts them in even closer relationship with geometry, which is the unfolding of numbers in space. This piece marks the beginning of an exploration of this relationship, in the medium of cut paper which creates both shadows and highlights. The edge of the letters themselves is painted in increasingly intense turquoise.

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