The artwork shows simple, free hand drawing of the great mosque of Mecca. The largest, and Islam’s holiest place in the world, which surrounds the Kaaba (This is a cubed structure with black fabric). Muslims face the Kaaba when performing Salah (obligatory daily prayers) five times a day.
This was created using a very small Wacom tablet in 2007. The free flowing marks have been layered using Black, Greys and White. The solid and robust structure in person, and this free hand drawing may invoke the same feelings to most. Peace and harmony.
This artwork was awarded 1st prize following an artwork call out to the local community (Leicester, UK), by studionAme in 2017.
This was about feeling, and making art from the ‘Gut’. There is no deep theory or monologue. The colours and shape lend itself to the subject matter. The dynamic and organised chaos sits within my inner self.
I would not make any changes of note. Using the colours has restricted me to using this on White background only.