An artist from Dubai has created a unique art piece for The Dubai Mall which is associated with Ramadan.
Spiritual development is the primary theme of the work, with phases of the moon connected to the spiritual journey, according to an interview with the artist on GulfNews.com:
“The idea behind the ‘Moon Reflection’ can be linked to a typical Muslim’s life during Ramadan. The circles emphasise the moon and the letters inside indicate what a person does during Ramadan. In Ramadan, people always try to clear themselves from any sins by reading the Quran and so the different phases of the moon – changing shape from small to big then back small again – indicate that [spiritual] movement,” he added.
Bin Lahej also pointed out that the reason he made the first phases of the moon in silver and bronze and the last phase in gold is because “gold is the achievement or reward from God and it also marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid.”
Bin Lahej describes the purpose of his work as integrative:
“Art is about getting people integrated and not reaching out only to specific people. My target is to reach everyone and I like my work to speak for itself.”
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