Illuminations IV
 2021. Edition of 30 variants + 5 proofs.

Book Size: 3x 4 x 2.7x 1.25. Laser-cut hand-made paper. Twelve sections of 3 folios per section. Handbound in laser engraved wooden boards with Coptic binding of linen thread and leather wrapping. Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist.

"Illuminations IV’ takes viewers on a journey through the intricate patterns and designs found in illuminated manuscripts. The book features a floral design in which the patterns increase and decrease in size from each side of the book, offering a new perspective and visual experience with every turn of the page and creating a sense of movement that echoes the delicate beauty of the floral patterns themselves. This layout makes sense of direction and depth, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to explore the intricate details of the patterns.

Islam Aly