210 x 300mm or 250 x 340mm - with a 20mm white border.
Please email me if adjustment to border size is required.
Printed on Hah German Etch 310gsm paper, heavyweight etching with a fine surface texture. Locally printed by Cerberus printing a specialised fine art printer.
Frame not included.
I began the Mevlevi whirling practice as a mediation around 2013. During training at first we whirled with arms closed for many weeks. Focusing on the connection with the pole of Earth and Sky.
Building a strong pillar within. I will never forget the moment it was time to open my arms wide, at first I felt vulnerable and ashamed. Finally like a flower shining its unique petals to the Sky, I felt the kiss of freedom.
This drawing is an ode to that freedom found with the body in the Sufi practice of whirling...
A often wonder about the strange notion of putting an infinite being in a body. It makes sense to me why we spend a huge chunk of our lives not quite fitting inside the body. I read something somewhere once not sure who said it - the body does not contain the soul but the soul contains the body…
I hope this drawing inspires you to stretch as wide as possible in the middle of a dance to your favourite song…maybe you will feel your finger tips find the edges of the universe...
the big stretch
she stretched her arms out.
the tips of fingers touched the void.
a river of fear flooded the room.
where are the walls cried the soul of things .
they are moving dear one sang a yellow butterfly floating by.
but what shall i hold on too? said a worrying heart.
banged a drum beating in the sky.