By Islam Aly
Cedar Falls, Iowa: Islam Aly, 2017. Edition of 30.
2 x 2 x 1.5" miniature book. Laser-cut mould-made Johannot paper. Twenty sections of 2 folios per section. Handbound in laser cut and engraved wooden boards with Coptic binding of linen thread. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Islam Aly: "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."