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Talisman; Oil and Acrylic on board and paper, various sizes

The lines, shapes and figures are a calligraphic repetition of a single line of poem by different mystical (Sufi) poets, such as the one below by Attar;

If you want to be one with everything,

and go round and round with the universe.

You must first step over your head to enter this realm,

and flow whole heartedly along every curve and bend along the path.

In this series I am looking for an approach that is playful and childlike; a means of expression that is comforting in a simple, naive and imperfect way. I am in love with meaning, and attracted to words as signs, symbols and icons for this hidden realm.