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Heavenly Spheres

By Majnouna
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I am ending the year on my best work yet...
A calligraphic representation of the cosmos according to Ibn Arabi. His chart, based on the medieval geocentric model, combines a physical model of the cosmos with a metaphysical map of the relationship between humanity and the Divine. At the centre of the cosmos is the terrestrial sphere made up of the four elements. Around it turn the heavenly spheres which are the seven planets of Antiquity and the stars; then lies the archetypal world and beyond, the super-celestial realm which is the limit of what we can know.
The representation of these 15 levels was studied right into the materials used, as each sphere is painted with a pigment associated with it (via the metal ruled by each planet). You'll find a much more extensive description of each level and the materials used, with more photos, on the website. This piece will occupy pride of place among my work at our show next week!

Materials: Mineral and natural pigments in acrylic binder, gold leaf 23.75 ct, silver leaf, shell gold and shell palladium on wood.
Size: 120x120 cm

I've had this photographed professionally for a fantastic image (not the one above!), please note me (or email me) to order a signed giclée print. Size/prices are as follows (shipping anywhere is included):

XL: 30 x 30" (762 mm) – £75
L: 24 x 24" (607 mm) – £60
M: 16 x 16" (406 mm) – £40
S: 12 x 12" (304 mm) – £30
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Absolutely radiant! Every time I see one of your works, I feel like I've been given a gift. What a beautiful piece to end the year on, and I'm looking forward to the gorgeousness you're going to unleash in the next!
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I commented on your website page, but I just had to comment again. So stunning. I'm just enthralled. Look for my note, I'd love to purchase one of the giclée prints.

Thank you for constant inspiration! And for the depth of your work. Truly magnificent.
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It was you! Thank you so much! Getting to your note now :heart:
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YAY! More illusions! xD
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