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The piece is inspired by mysticism and the search for hope. The color choice symbolizes that in difficult times, spirit (Ali - 99 etchings) is always there even though you may not be able to see spirit. The Arabic calligraphy is textured and layered symbolizing that in difficult times, spirit (the presence) is felt rather than seen. The canvas is best viewed at an angle (rather than straight ahead), symbolizing searching for spirit.

Reflections on Suffering

“There’s a lot of pain in life, but not because you’ve done anything to deserve it…Pain is just part of the human experience, as natural as breath or eyesight or blood moving through your veins. Pain is part of the earth deal, so don’t be overly concerned about it.”

- A. Kagan dialogue with W. Cohen

40' x 20'' | acrylic / mixed media on canvas 


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