Like any other Iranian, I've always been obsessed by our poetry. It's part of our culture. We grow up knowing our poets and their poems. One of my all time favorites, Rumi (Molana) has always been an inspiration for me as I'm sure for many others. This painting is another example of how his art inspired me. The words in the painting below are in Farsi ; "Freedom", "Happiness", "Hope", "Belief" and "Forgiveness". Below painting was inspired by one of my favorite Rumi quotes: “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
Acrylic on canvas - 36"x48"