Stillness سكون

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement is outside the veil; inside the veil is silence and calm and peace.”
— Bayezid Bastami

Acrylic, mica pigment, ink, metal leaf on Fabriano Murillo paper 340gsm. 50x50 cm.
Screen-printed Limited Edition listed in the Catalogue.

Date20 December 2011
StatusSold; Limited Edition Screenprints available

Stillness (sukûn) is a state of inner silence, where the mind’s chatter has been paused, that is a necessary condition of accessing the divine voice within. Grammatically, the sukûn is an inflection that indicates silence; in the Science of Letters described by Ibn Arabi, it symbolizes the unuttered Word.
The design was constructed around a single dot for the four ن , acting as still core to a whirling motion.

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