“Even after All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.”

“Even after All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.”

“Even after All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.”

“Even after All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.”

“Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel, I am a carpenter of my own soul.”

“Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.”

“I said: what about my eyes? God said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion? God said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? God said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: Pain and sorrow. God said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“I said: what about my eyes? God said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion? God said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? God said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: Pain and sorrow. God said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

"There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life, There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine, O'traveler, if you are in search of that, Don't look outside, Look inside yourself and seek that."

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”

You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense"

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense"

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense"

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

ABSTRACT DESIGN:

Double Layer Glass paintings inspired by Rumi's Poetry

These glass paintings were inspired by a 13th century poet, jurist, theologian and a sufi mystic, Rumi.  His love of the divine was his main theme in most of his poetry.  They range in size, from 3'ftx3'ft to 2'ftx2'ft. 

 

They are two panels of glass in front of one another, joined together with one inch spacers.  They can be displayed in front of a window or a light behind them or a light underneath them, they can be hang with chains from the ceiling or placed on a table. 

 

Two panels of glass in front of one another represent layers of human beings.  We all have an external layer that we show to the world and a hidden layer that we protect.  The whole meaning of the painting was that in order to get to know one another, we have to invest time looking and exploring the layer behind the frontal layer.  In order to fall in love, we have to accept the colors we don't like with the colors we love.  These paintings took a life of their own when an LED light that changed color was placed underneath them at the exhibition and as the LED light changed color, the paintings changed, as if they were dancing and flirting with the rhythm of life.

 

The Exhibition of the paintings below was called "Al-Batin, THE HIDDEN".