She هي

“The assembly is filled with fragrance at the mention of her, and every tongue utters her name.”
— Ibn Arabi

Acrylic, ink, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date5 August 2011

Hya (هي) is She or Her. Five, the number of the Feminine, is the basis of the design and runs through it: the composition is built on three circles of, respectively, 40 cm (5×8, number of completion), 25cm (5×5) and 15cm (5×3, also feminine). The circle, vesica piscis and lunar crescent share this association, while the whole arrangement looks like a flower. The crescents are “pregnant” with golden “seeds” of potential.

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