Tender Love ومق

“I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.”
— Rumi

Watercolour and metal leaf on Fabriano Artistico paper. 50x50 cm.

Date24 May 2017

For the purpose of this series, I am matching love words with their English equivalents, but the reality is not as neat as that: each Arabic word has a whole range of meanings and possible translations. Wamq is actually exceptional in that it solely and specifically means “tender love”.

Creation process:

A penny for your thoughts...