The Wound that Bleeds Strength – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

The Wound that Bleeds Strength – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Year
1988

Size
35×50 cm (13.8"×19.7")

Materials
ink on paper

Arabic calligraphy text (English)

Testify that we are the fire surging through the root's veins. We are the hand that slaps an awl. We are the wound that bleeds strength.
—Hanna Abu Hanna

Arabic calligraphy text (Arabic)

فاشهدوا أنّا سَرَيْنا في عروق الجذر جذوة. أنّنا الكفّ التي تلطم مخرزا. أنّنا الجرح الذي ينزف قوّة.
—حنا أبو حنا