My first experience in calligraphy dates back to 1994 when I was working on the Apocrypha Manuscripts cycle. Then I was trying hard to find an artistic solution for my own apocrypha which couldn’t have been included into the canonic Holy Writing.
However soon I came to realize that was much of the evil. It is a common thing when trying to allot some importance to their artworks that contemporary artists speculate over the holy scripts writing the obscure texts in their paintings.
Human beings are always in awe of incomprehensible symbols and scripts. I wasn’t going to speculate over this. In 1995 when starting to work on the Vahiya cycle dedicated to the Quran I was using the certain surahs and ayahs which duplicated the canonic texts of the Holy Book. The very titles of surahs could serve as sources of composition.
Within myself I was hoping that those who were interested in my painting would involuntarily pay attention to the holy texts and those who had never known the texts would anyway mark their high artistic value.