Description Rumi poem in the painting:Not a moment goes by/that you cease to be in my heart/Amongst all flowers/I only breathe your fragrance/I am your prey oh, ferocious lion/but rather than escape,I offer you my heart/ Your light is hidden, but it has set this worldly garment on fire/I stand drinking the cool water you have given me and watch it burn/Copyright 2015 Carmen Costello and Ari Honarvar
Ari Honarvar Member Since January 2018 Artist Statement Ari Honarvar is the founder of Rumi With A View, dedicated to Rumi translation, performance and visual poetry art. She blends Persian calligraphy and paintings to present Rumi’s poetry in new and evocative ways.
As a young girl growing up in Shiraz Iran, Ari took Persian calligraphy lessons and years later began incorporating Persian calligraphy in paintings.
In 2013 she met the passionate artist and Persian poetry lover, Carmen Costello. They have been collaborating ever since blending Rumi and other masters’ poems with paintings.
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The deck will also include Ari’s original translations and an accompanying commentary booklet.