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).’

... /// 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

Alfred Joseph Frueh

// Chihiro Akino

tara donovan - installation (acrylic rods!)

Ted Wright

Chris Wight . organic modular constructions

George Fischer multimedia

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."

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

Leaf umbrella

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

german matchbox label

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blue stroke 2009 collage on paper martin gyger

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Mark the new year with a vibrant calendar.

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