Heavenly Spheres أفلاك

Joumana Medlej

London, United Kingdom

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A calligraphic representation of the cosmos according to Ibn Arabi. His chart, based on the medieval geocentric model, combines a physical model of the cosmos with a metaphysical map of the relationship between humanity and the Divine. At the centre of the cosmos is the terrestrial sphere made up of the four elements. Around it turn the heavenly spheres which are the seven planets of Antiquity and the stars; then lies the archetypal world and beyond, the super-celestial realm which is the limit of what we can know.
The representation of these 15 levels was studied right into the materials used, as each sphere is painted with a pigment associated with it (via the metal ruled by each planet).

For more information on the original piece, see http://majnouna.com/portfolio/heavens/

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