Since last year, I have started my new series of poem-paintings inspired and informed from Rumi’s poetry. A thirteenth century Persian Sufi poet, Mevlana Jalelddin Rumi, who is now celebrated and widely read in the United States. My purpose is to reach out to the wider community in the pursuit of peace, celebrate diversity, and create positive inter-faith dialogue. Visual arts subtly penetrate deep into the human heart. When combined with the powerful words of a great poet, who speaks the most beautiful and fascinating language of love and appreciation for life, visual art will, without doubt, touch the human heart and lead to intellectual inspiration, a positive understanding and the pursuit of peace.
My new series are titled:”Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love, Unity and Freedom”