Fanaa' by Beirut calligrapher and artist Joumana Medlej. ‘Fanaa’ فناء is the Sufi concept of extinction or self-annihilation, also known as “death before dying” (and somewhat equivalent to Buddhist nirvana).’

60 Square Spheres by Prof. YM, via Flickr

... /// Another reference: The two detectives and Alec represent the Sufi: Moth and Flame analogy/fable - three moths (the fearful, the singed, and the fully immersed [Alec]) and the flame (god/death) - Adrian Mendoza, author of The Kaleidoscope

by Lucas Simões

Alfred Joseph Frueh

// Chihiro Akino

tara donovan - installation (acrylic rods!)

George Fischer multimedia

Ted Wright

LA, New Orleans-based Artist Heather Hansen - "Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process."

Chris Wight . organic modular constructions

The 5th Day of the Creation, M.C. Escher Completion Date: 1926.

Eleanor McCain quilt, "Alligators," 2008, 28"x108", collection of Okaloosa County Courthouse

Leaf umbrella

"Baklawa & Halawa (Arabic)" by Joumana Medlej | Redbubble

german matchbox label


blue stroke 2009 collage on paper martin gyger