Selection of works from larger multi-media installation titled 'The Path of Roses' comprising 7 gold-embroidered blue silk wall-hung textiles, steel 'figure' sculptures (one large and fourteen small) and one ceramic bowl decorated with calligraphic symbols.

The installation was created as a homage to Rumi, the thirteenth century mystic and poet, and is concerned with the Islamic concept of safar (travel and trancendence). It traces the journey of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi who sailed across the Mediterranean to meet the great Sufi mystic and poet Ibn El-Arabi, highlighting the rich encounter between two Sufi masters and three continents.

Provenance

October Gallery.


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