Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary: To Be One In Heart
August 27 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 4:00 pm
The Reed Pen’s Tale Continues: To Be One In Heart
Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary
Ali draws his inspiration from his study of Persian poetry, and the calligraphy that for him flows naturally from the words of the poets. His refugee background has made him passionate about sharing the culture and philosophies of the ancient Persian poets, with their strong messages of compassion, kindness and love, with the peoples of his new home, Aotearoa.
For Ali, art is a universal language that transcends culture and travail, functioning as a sacred refuge. His works resonate with the words and philosophy of poets such as Mawlana Jaluldeen Balkhi Rumi, Hafiz, Ferdowsi, Saadi and Omar Khayyam, as well as world renowned classical musicians Mohammad-Reza Shahjarian and Ustad Sarahang.
Ali believes that kindness, compassion and empathy can overcome difference, and bring people together regardless of race, religion or politics. Today we need more stories of our common humanity (especially since the Christchurch mosque attacks), and less of those that exaggerate our perceived differences and threaten to tear us apart. His desire is for his art to “make happy hearts” with which to heal our wounded world.
Opening Saturday 29th August 2-3:30pm
You can visit Sayed’s artist page here.
Below: Ali’s work using traditional inks, glass paper & acrylic