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Mohammed (pbuh)

this type named (Dewany)

it is a very beautiful type in calligraphy.

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Final (one of) work of Calligraphy semestrial course I took in Bar Illan University.

In this course we have studied different styles of Hebrew fonts, 6 styles.

This one, in the form of which words are drawn, named: "כתב סת"ם" ('Stam' font)
The word is actually abbreviate of three words: "ספר תורה" - the old testament (Torah), "תפילין" - prayers book (T'filin) [link] , "מזוזות" - doorposts (mezuzot)[link] . Those words mean that those things are being written by this font, and additionally to the mentioned types also are written the five Megilot [link]

More about this font you can read in Hebrew link: [link] . (I was too lazy to work harder and find an English version) :P

I have written a word "שמחה" (Simha), which means Joy; how do I see it, understand and feel. (this choice is unusual and not traditional, as I think...)

I wanted to be original, almost all the rest have written a word: "מזרח" (mizrah), which means east.
I don't want to go into a long discussion of why they have chosen that word, those who would be interested can ask me individually by a comment or note. (I prefer comment)

I hope you like it, and that it makes you smile as well. :)

The idea is mine, design is mine, the art is mine.
(C) to myself.

Date: 9.04.2008
Media: pencil, eraser, black tush (marker?), scanner, windows picture viewer for contrast adjustments, photoshop 7 for cleanups.


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Edit: my translation was not exact so I changed that from "happiness" to "joy". Thanks Street. :)
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Alif is the first letter in the Arabic alphabet, and possesses deeper symbolism than any other letter. Relevant to this work, Shaikh Ahmad al-Alawi writes:
"Moreover, thou shouldst know that the appearance of the Alif from the Point was not caused, but the Point overflowed with it. Thus was the primal Alif not traced by the pen, nor was it dependent upon it, but sprung from the outward urge of the Point in its principial centre.... The Alif is a symbol of the One who Alone is, of Him whose Being no being precedeth."
In other words, the Alif signals the appearance of the first dimension, out of a reality of no dimension, and in this mono-dimensional reality it resides entirely alone, as anything other than a straight line has moved to a two-dimensional plane of reality. Can anything be said, let alone shown, about what came before, this unimaginable zero-dimensional Point?
As it happens, unmanifested reality, or "the place of God before creation", has also been discussed at length. It is called 'Ama عماء, the "Blindness", and is much vaster and fuller than the known world, since it contains all possible potentials.

I had long thought this notion was too transcendent to depict, in response to which an image (sketch here) dropped readymade into my mind, which I translated into the final piece without any alteration. It evokes the richness and scale of what is hidden in 'Ama with a geometric pattern layered in different levels, black on black, that crystallizes into the primordial Alif – sharply defined, but flat in comparison.

Materials: Acrylic on paper, cut and assembled on mount board. Framed size: 50x100 cm
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I teach at an after school art program for 4th and 5th graders. Today we were doing a project about zoomorphic calligraphy. I may have gotten a bit carried away with my examples.

This is Rarity from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic drawn with her own name.
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For my fantasy world Grundet: juhhmi.deviantart.com/gallery/…

The quick guide and terrible diphthong table.

edit1: Developed by the monks of ? for their sacred texts

edit2: The hexagonal script was constructed to be used with Rinapri during the Age of Coast Temples, and it survives only as the most sacred script with decorationally complex orthography, various writing direction combinations and secret messages opening for those with the Eye. Hexagonal texts cover walls of coast temples and spells are carved onto amulets.
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THe Lord's Prayer "Our Father Who Art In Heaven" In arabic Calligraphy.
Available Versions and Prints for all Purposes, with all Sizes
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Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.

Story, قصّة, is absolutely central to humanity, yet our current culture is strangely divorced from the power of myth and storytelling, having drawn an artificial line between "what is real" and "what is imaginary", that to my mind strongly parallels the difference between language and dialect: "A language is a dialect with an army and a navy." In other words, the truth in stories is denied simply because we don't have the ability or willingness to see it.
Inspiration prompted by this passage:
"If a story is not born from the inner world it will lack the power to effect any real change. It will speak just to our conscious selves, the surface layer of our being, rather than engaging us from the depths. The stories of the past, the myths that shaped humanity, spoke to our individual and collective soul with the numinous and transformative power that comes from deep within. How many men have been called to battle by the archetype of the warrior or the hero? How many churches have been built on the foundation of the myth of redemption? The power of the archetypal, mythic world belongs to the river-beds of life that shape humanity." ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Changing the Story

Medium: Watercolor and gilding
Paper: Fabriano Artistico 300 gsm, 50x50cm
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The writing consists of consonant based syllables whose vowels depend on the rotation around central axis.
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I teach at an after school art program for 4th and 5th graders. Today we were doing a project about zoomorphic calligraphy. I may have gotten a bit carried away with my examples.

This is Applejack from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic drawn with her own name.
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Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.

After making Angels recently, the word Jinn suggested itself quite naturally. The word I used here is actually jinni جنّي, singular form of jinn.

There is no better scholarly source for jinn studies than Ibn Arabi (whom I discovered years ago while researching jinn, precisely, for Malaak – a whole other line of thought). Without getting lost into pages and pages of discussion, I want to point out that the primary meaning of the word jinn is "hidden, invisible to the eye", which is why he describes 3 ways of understanding it as mentioned in the Qur'an:

1- God created 3 races of rational beings: Angels, Jinn and Men. Jinn are intermediate beings between the spiritual nature of the former and the earthly nature of the latter. They belong to the imaginal, the world of archetypes, and this may be why they are said to inspire artists and poets (Arabic even has a verb, waswis, to refer specifically to jinn whispering in one's ear)
2- Jinn is a general term referring to "all that which is concealed: angels and other beings".
3- The jinn refers to the invisible part of the human being, their inner world, as opposed to what is visible of them (body, actions).
These may not be be mutually exclusive, but can be seen to point to a complex, interpenetrating reality.

The notion of concealment, of elusiveness, drove my design: the word must be there, but where is it? An interesting detail: the design is twelve-fold, but it is only after finishing the piece that I came across the quote; "It is said that jinns were originally concentrated in twelve tribes...."

Materials: Acrylics, gilding
Paper: Bockingford 300 gsm, 50x50cm


Process here: [link]
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