'The Light Between Us' (2020)
Created with oil paints and gel mediums, this painting consists of layers of genuine 22k Gold
Leaf on textured canvas and Sterling Silver Leaf ink. Charcoal and watercolor mediums are also present under layers of gesso.
The sea is exquisitely tranquil but recedes even as we travel towards it, that is so often the experience of a trip to the seaside. So often we reach out to an aspect of life only to be confronted by a great sweep of sand. Here, the sand is a mirror to the sun's last rays, illuminated and bright as a reminder of the passing of waves making a way for the rough beauty underneath.
'The Light Between Us' tells a story of the beauty underneath trials, the beginning of a prayer, often appearing unanswered but just as the ocean recedes back to its resting place, the sand underneath welcomes the light in, transforming into something new. Something that was not there before.
Written in 24k burnished gold ink is Surah Fatihah - The Opener
When asked about the virtues of Surah Fatiha:
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: I have divided prayer between myself and my servant into two halves, and my servant shall have what he has asked for. When the servant says ‘all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds,’ Allah says: My servant has praised me. When he says ‘the Gracious, the Merciful,’ Allah says: My servant has exalted me. When he says ‘the Master of the Day of Judgment,’ Allah says: My servant has glorified me and my servant has submitted to me. When he says ‘you alone we worship, you alone we ask for help,’ Allah says: This is between me and my servant, and my servant will have what he has asked for. When he says ‘guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored, not those who went astray,’ Allah says: This is for my servant, and my servant will have what he has asked for.”
30x40 inches with 2 inch thick, Gallery wrapped borders
Arrives pre-wired and ready to hang with a Certificate of Authenticity and relevant documents via First Class Air Mail