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40" x 30"  - Acrylic on Canvas


The title, “From an Unknown Horizon” is a line from a poem by 11th century Sufi poet, Al-Qushayri. It is about the illuminating flashes that occur in our lives that seem to come out of nowhere, but that if acknowledged may send us on a new path. The title also references the multiple horizons at play in the piece itself, with the faux 3D—something I like to use in my work to symbolize unseen forces at work.


The large white shapes framed by black architectural supports are like sails and the striped shape on the bottom right of the picture is reminiscent of a houseboat—both symbols of movement, open to winds of change, going with the flow…


From an Unknown Horizon- ALYSON KHAN

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