Anahita Laser Cut Wall Artworks
The work ahead is a laser cut wall art Mandala design. In fact, Mandala is a geometric form that was used in the Hindu and Buddhist religions as symbolic circles to represent the world, referring to focusing on self and searching within oneself.
The circle is a symbol of the soul and the subconscious of the human being, and in this work, it has been attempted to make it easier for the viewer to watch it and pay attention to the path to the subconscious focusing on the mind and to relax.
And there are other elements of Oriental art and belief in this work, such as Nastaliq, the Iranian national calligraphy and its aesthetic extract in a beautiful poem which was composed by eighth-century poet Hafez Shirazi.
Eternal is the one whose heart has awakened to Love/ This is how Eternal Records my life define
هرگز نمیرد آنکه دلش زنده شد به عشق/ ثبت است بر جریده عالم دوام ما
This is one of Hafez’s most beautiful poems which emphasize the concept of love and its enduring power in the universe. In other words, in Hafez’s poetry, the emphasis is on the most prominent meaning of love, and the poet believed that the world has been created for the beauty of love. In this work, it’s also been attempted to visualize this concept.
If we consider Mandala’s circular design as a symbol of the universe, the word ‘love’ in Persian (عشق) will be prominent in the center of this world, absorbing everything in the world, serving the whole world in the name of love. Just as the poet has believed.
Persian lyric poet Hafiz (born Khwāja Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī) grew up in Shiraz. Very little is known about his life, but it is thought that he may have memorized the Qur’an after hearing his father recite passages. When his father died, he left school to work at a bakery and as a copyist. Hafiz became a poet at the court of Abu Ishak and also taught at a religious college. He is one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets, and his influence can be felt to this day. As the author of numerous ghazals expressing love, spirituality, and protest, he and his work continue to be important to Iranians, and many of his poems are used as proverbs or sayings. (ref: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/hafez)