Tawāf, 1440/2019

Tawāf, 1440/2019


Tawāf
to turn

As planets around the sun
As electrons around the nucleus of an atom
The universe is
constantly
in a state of Tawāf
Pilgrims perform the tawāf: seven anti-clockwise circuits around the Kaaba in Mecca, as part of the rituals of pilgrimage


Art of Islamic Pattern: A Living Tradition
Group show, July-November 2019, Homerton University Hospital, London

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Tawāf
1440/2019
Watercolour and 22k gold
On hot press paper
40x40cm

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