Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An accolade for my work - expressing my gratitude.

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My sincere thank to Dr Navras Jaat Afreedi , for including my name in your feature published by Woolf Institute, studying relation between Jews, Christians &Muslims.
I am even thankful to the Editorial board,

Lucia Faltin, Ed Kessler, Editors
Dan Avasilichioaie, Marketing
Esther haworth
Trisha Kessler, Culture
Tina Steiner, News
Lucy Glendinning, Editorial Assistant.

Dr Edward Kessler, 
Founding and Executive Director

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rimon רימון - Pomogranate

This is a simple calligraphy which can be counted as an anatomic calligraphy of hebrew, The basic font used is the font used for writing the sta''m but the shape and size has been adjusted  for the final work, the nun at the end of the word helped me to put the crown shape as nun is one among the sha'atnezgets letter and the shape is almost similar to the floral tip or the blossom of the pomogranate. The crown was the driving factor which made me to design such.

Nahl (Honey bee) - A Sign from God

I had made a calligraphic piece of a honey bee which contains the verses from Quran, Surat al Nahl which itself means Honey Bee. The verses are given below :

68 And your Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in habitations;
69 Then to eat of all the produce, and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: truly in this is a sign for those who give thought.

Looking into the meaning of these verses actually made me to think about this creature. And as stated in Quran, the honey is a main ingredient in the Ayurvedic medicines. According to ayurveda is one of the five elixirs of immorality.

Jewish Kashurath law states pure honey is kosher even though its not from a kosher creature.

In Islam, Quran, Hadith states about this creature and in hadith Prophet Muhammed strongly recommend the healing properties of Honey.

Apart from that hope all of you liked this work.