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Sacred Meanings

By Islam Aly
Cedar Falls, Iowa: Islam Aly, 2017. Edition of 40.

2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5" hexagon-shaped miniature book. Laser cut mould-made Johannot paper. Twenty sections of 4 folios per section. Handbound in laser-engraved plexiglass covers with Coptic binding of linen thread. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Islam Aly: "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 its progression reveals the fading and development of a pattern. The book invites viewers to consider their 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."

Sacred Meanings

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