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    After three years of a sketch dormant in my sketchbook, I made the leap from drawing to painting. The original sketch was the figure stylized fro… Read More
    After three years of a sketch dormant in my sketchbook, I made the leap from drawing to painting. The original sketch was the figure stylized from the zociacal figure representation. More recently, I added the text around the figure with the attributes of the sign, pulling out the lettering as inspired by Islamic designs, though illuminated manuscripts were surely knocking around in my mind subconsciously. But of course, I couldn’t leave it at that—a concern of balance—thus, the text with the named stars followed by their meanings and the original (usually Arabic) name trickling down the the remaining numbered stars. Read Less
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