Islam Aly

Sacred Meanings
2017. Edition of 40.

Laser cut Mould-made Johannot paper, 20 sections each section 4 folios, laser engraved Plexiglass covers, Coptic binding with linen thread, Hexagon shape 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inch, Signed and numbered by the artist. 

Sacred Meanings is based on the hexagon, one of the main shapes in creating grids and patterns in Islamic art. The form of the book, its words, and progression reveals the fading and development of a pattern. The book invites the viewer to consider his experiences with the transcendent and indivisible. Sacred Meanings presents an encounter that deals with the dichotomies of life, fall and rise, suspicion and faith, disorientation and orientation, chaos and order.