Islam Aly

​Metamorphoses 5
2017. Edition of 30.         

Laser cut Mould-made Johannot paper, 20 sections each section 2 folios. Laser cut and engraved wooden boards, Coptic binding with linen thread, 2 x 2 x 1.5 inch. Signed and numbered by the artist. 

In the Metamorphoses series, I am focusing on Islamic art and design. I want to reveal how patterns develop and morph in a book that makes the viewer experience their beauty, elegance, harmony, intricacy, and complexity.

Metamorphoses 5 represents a square that morphs into a star. The patterns in the book are combined, duplicated, interlaced, and arranged in multiple combinations that are precise, beautiful, and symbolic.