Gazelle آهو

The word gazelle is related with the word ghazal and ancient and living tradition of amatory poetry in the Middle East and South Asia. The eyes of the sculpture contain laser etched lines of a poem from the 14th century Persian poet Hafez حافظ. The poem can be read through the thin domed glass eyes, one side in English and the other in Farsi. The sculpted form is covered in over 17,000 crystal cut rhinestones and the horns are gilded with 23k gold leaf. Held in a private collection.

gazelle, 2012
28 in × 14 in x 13 in
Mixed Media, plaster, glass, crystal, gold leaf