Artist: Sonny Sultani (SS)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Theme/Title: Whirling Sufi (2008)
Medium/Size (if available):
Watercolour, 5 in. x 7 in
The artist on “Whirling Sufi”
I am addicted to Sufi dervishes who whirl in devotion to God, and decided to draw of one as my devotion to God (this I thought had some irony). When I finished the drawing, I decided at first not to sign it – I did it later and should not have done it, because I felt I had distanced myself from it. In a way, my form of devotion left me with a new identity as an “artist” and if you were to ask me why I chose the colours I did or if there are any hidden meanings – I would tell you “No, I really didn’t think this image through in that regard.” It was done as my expression of my love for Allah, something like that o f a child who draws something in a colouring book hoping to catch his parents attention.
Really good thought…I m also an artist making paintings on whirling Sufi …but your words touched my heart….thanks
Well done, Sony. Everyone loves colour, specially the kids.
Keep it up and may Mawla bless you. Your ideas are great.