Photo by Hawkinson Photography

10 Greatest

Greatest in Arabic

Al Mutakabbir

Greatest (Al-Mutakabbir)

Etched and Fired Glass


The universe is filled with created things, from the stars in the evening sky to the meanest clod of earth—specifically made by the hands of God for our benefit.  As humans we possess the gift of perceiving this reality, and the capacity for discovering the order and Divine purpose in each bit of creation.  The facets of this piece show constellations hidden in a field of evening blue; the inside faces of each panel carry symbols representing the different methods humans have used to help understand the immensity of creation.  The amazing realization is that all things are made for our benefit, that we may fulfill the potential inherent in our own created selves.

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