Name: Illumination

Says: Iqra! Bismi Rabbik

Meaning: Recite! In the Name of your Lord

Commentary: These were the very first words of the Holy Quran. Such is the power of this single statement that the artist was inspired during the creation of this work and the use of materials: Beautifully clear cut crystals signifying luminosity pitted against a gritted variety of colours, thereby easily denoting the contrast. Clarity and light emanating from the confusion that was before. Stretched canvas over a wooden frame, sand blasted to create an aged gritted effect whilst being treated with oxide minerals and with various layers of acrylic. Featuring over 6,500 Swarovski crystal elements individually applied by hand. (Golden Shadow Swarovski 

Iqra Bismi
6500 crystals
121cm x 96cm