The delicate curling floral motifs in this exquisite work derive from the decorative illumination found in traditional Persian miniature painting. Typically, illumination forms the decorative sections around important letters or blocks of text, or fills the margins as a colorful frame for the central image. Here however, the artist has made illumination the subject of the work, filling a central oval form with dense grey foliage. The restless patterns give a sense of continuous motion, never letting the eye rest, but tracing, as it were, life’s constant turmoil.Paper: 2-color silkscreen on white Arches Cover paper, 200gsm.
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