September 14 – 25, 2005
Acrylic & oil on canvas
In this series of paintings, the mystical concept of longing for the beloved manifest through the meaning of the verses of the poem ” Reed Flute’s Song” by Persian poet, Rumi. The poem explores the realm of spirituality through the story of the reed flute’s longing for the reed bed. Through the reed flute’s music, and within each note of the reed flute, lies a nostalgia for returning to its home. Each verse of the poem conveys the longing to reunite with the divine source by employing metaphors, which explore the pain of separation.