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mother

By samirmalik
the word mother in arabic- "Umm"

many people see different things - some a pregnant woman, some a child with mother.

I love this because it shows for me the power of the written word in how it reflects what we see, experience and feel in the world we exist in.
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Absolutely love your work.  is this print available in portrait? also in larger size?
mystafa's avatar
mashaAllah. great work!
YellowPixel's avatar
MashaAllah stunning!
Osa-Art-Farm's avatar
featured in my journal Sept 2 [link]
Akai-Ink's avatar
Beautiful. A very elegant painting that speaks volumes to any viewer. Especially poignant because it draws such power from the written word.
ilses's avatar
smooth work bro
Unityflow's avatar
It's the mix of written language an illustration - where the borders blur - that I'm into. Great use of a single colour too.
tuukka47's avatar
Quite beautiful. :o At first I saw a sickle&hammer crossed a la Soviet Union style... :confused: The word 'mother' made me think of 'motherland' so yeah... :D
Tragic-Requiem's avatar
You're very talented. Keep it up! this is gorgeous!
IZADBANU's avatar
cool!
good job i like it
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Luellah's avatar
i luv ur work its amazing. but isnt mother "oum" in arabic?
samirmalik's avatar
very true, i always think of it as ma because that's what i heard the kids shouting in Saudi and Syria. But in Arabic the letters are the same- Alif and Mim for "oum" or Mim and Alif for "ma". Thank you for the comment. And Thankyou everyone who has been kind enough to leave beautiful comments- it is very touching and inspiring.
vkacademy's avatar
That is a beautiful image. Just beautiful.
lamorochia's avatar
:faint: LOVE it!!!
i have a tatoo "shete" (sorry the spelling)



:+fav:
sevenofeleven's avatar
Like the color choice here.
Great job.
e-Phoenix's avatar
i see it as the letter N "Noon" in arabic along with the other 2 u described ! isnt it amazing how people think different about one particular thing?!
loving it :nod:
persiangel's avatar
So abstract...made me stare at it for a while trying to figure what it said. And i agree..it does look like a pregnant lady which is very symbolic of 'ma'. Great stuff!
Pedram's avatar
i like this one too :)

:rose:
hardicedrop's avatar
i liked the work. you might like to read genette's book, since you wrote "i love this because it shows for me the power of the written word in how it reflects what we see, experience and feel in the world we exist in. " the book is focused on the relation between words and meanings. ..and give information about the tradition of making connections with the word and the meaning.

- the info of the book > Genette, Gérard (1976), Mimologiques, Paris, Seuil; (1995) Mimiologics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Akai-Ink's avatar
Very interesting, ~hardicedrop, I think I'll be looking into the book as well.
samirmalik's avatar
thanks very much! i will look into the book-sounds like the kind of book i woul love to read.
phoenix-skies's avatar
beautiful! :)

i really like the richness of the red.. its simply stunning:)

yeah, i see a bit of both, pregnant woman, and woman with a baby. :)
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