Earth is a white, wooden painted sculpting with Arabic calligraphy Earth.
The sculpture is inspired by the chapel of St. basil through both it’s form and symbolism. The composition of the sculpture letters is inspired by the composition of the chapel which consists of 3 different forms that come together to form the chapel. The slit in the sculpture is inspired by the entrance to symbolize the meaning of the word "أرض" or “Earth” as people come to earth and go back to earth through life which is symbolized by the slit.
Overall finished size of sculpting is 37cm x 19cm.
About the Artist
AL is an initiative found by the Syrian architect, and designer Sandra Boutros. It merges between art and architecture through designing for places. The main inspiration behind AL designs comes from architecture and places, as each piece is uniquely designed and inspired from a certain space or project.
An explanation about this collection in particular, has to do with Arabic calligraphy.
AL Archigraphy Collection is a combination of Arabic calligraphy and architecture. It creates a dialogue between architecture and art through the harmony of Arabic letters.