Qalbin Salim / Nor Aniswati Awang Lah ... [et al.]

Awang Lah, Nor Aniswati and Abdul Wahab, Mohamad Hanif and Wan Abdullah, Wan Azrina Nadhirah and Mohd Rani, Muhammad Ameer Hamzah (2021) Qalbin Salim / Nor Aniswati Awang Lah ... [et al.]. In: Design Decoded 2021 : Art Exhibition. Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah Branch. ISBN 9789672948131 (Submitted)


The artwork is inspired from sacred art; Malay-Islamic traditional artisan which is support the spiritual life of those it surrounds, to instill a way of perceiving the world and the subtle realities behind it. Something look nice and attract human is not because of its physical look, but an electromagnetic energy produce by a certain geometric scale an proportion composition based on how Allah design It’s creatures.
It is an abstract ornamentation by combining a horizontal square with a diagonal one produces an eight-pointed star (top right opposite). Like the double triangle, this double square is known as the seal (khatam in Arabic) of Solomon, for legends vary, and is starting point of a vast family of patterns. Repeating them in each square makes the fundamental pattern of stars and crosses opposite. Its unite and multiplicity but harmony in central, which is symbolised that life should considering ‘give and take’ to live harmoniously.
This pattern can also be seen as a tiling of smaller diagonal squares, half of which expand and the other half of which contract. For this reason it has, in recent times, been referred to as The Breath of The Compassionate, a name referring of the Great Master Ibn al-’Arabi which expound the divine Breath as the basis of creation, liberating the possibilities of four elements; Fire, Air, Water and Earth, should be constant and recycle, perhaps avoiding stagnant.


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Awang Lah, Nor Aniswati
Abdul Wahab, Mohamad Hanif
Wan Abdullah, Wan Azrina Nadhirah
Mohd Rani, Muhammad Ameer Hamzah
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Decoration and ornament. Design
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Keywords: Malay-Islamic traditional artisan, abstract ornamentation, diagonal squares
Date: 2021
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