I Stay – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

I Stay – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Year
2012

Size
70×100 cm (27.6"×39.4")

Materials
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

Arabic calligraphy text (English)

I stay a cactus above the demolition / And a word under the rubble / That carries from the pulse of my existence / An amount and ability / These "death pits" became for the thirst of the house / Became a "well" for it.
—Rushdi al-Madhi

Arabic calligraphy text (Arabic)

أنا باق فوق الهدم صبّارا / وتحت الردم كلمة / تحمل من نبض وجودي / مقدارا وقدرة / فهذي "حفر الموت" صارت لعطش الدار / صارت له "بئرا".
—رشدي الماضي