The Rose – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

The Rose – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Year
2009

Size
70×100 cm (27.6"×39.4")

Materials
pastel on paper

Arabic calligraphy text (English)

When the rose levels its thorns for defense / The law persecutes / But blood that stains a hyena's fangs / Is merely the mark of a meek sheep.
—Hanna Abu Hanna

Arabic calligraphy text (Arabic)

تشرع الوردة شوكا للدّفاع / فتقاضيها الشّريعة / والدّم الخاضب أنياب الضّباع / سِمَة الشاة الوديعة.
—حنا أبو حنا