Sunday, February 6, 2011
Light from the Koran
In addition to the installation, I'll be showing a few small pieces at my opening at Famous Accountants Gallery on February 18. This one is a beautiful passage from the Koran, an excerpt from the chapter called 'Light'. I cut the letters from 'Ecclesiasticus', a book from the Apocryphal Bible. It's small; 5.25" x 3.5".
There's a typo in it. Drat. Hate it when that happens. My excuse is borrowed from the makers of Turkish rugs--they always weave into their designs a subtle flaw, in order to keep themselves humble. A perfect carpet would be an insult to Allah, who is the only perfect One around. These days I'm not having any trouble staying humble, but just in case, I threw in a typo. Just a little insurance against future pride, you might say.