Photo by Hawkinson Photography

21 Reliever

Calligraphy from Threshold Society

Al Basit


Reliever (Al-Basit)

Etched and Fired Glass


The Arabian Peninsula presents no natural bodies of open water which last the whole year.  A symbol, then, of God’s mercy and grace is the miracle of a life-saving oasis, and the cool healing of the water sheltered there.  This work houses a bottle of burn ointment, made from traditional remedies for healing and spiritual clarity, reflecting on the gift of God to heal the broken hearted, and to save—ultimately—the faithful.

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