OMAR SAFA CALLIGRAPHY
Mold casted brass dipped in 24 carat gold on magnetic stand, 2015
7cm x 5cm
About the piece
A full formed calligraphic gold-plated egg with magnetic stand. Used as a wedding favour nowadays, inspired from the gifting habits of the Russian Tzar that created the Fabergé egg. Decorative and elegant with an auspicious invocation written in the classic Diwani script. "رب اغفر لي ولوالدي, رب ارحمهما كما ربياني صغيراً" Translates to: "Lord, take mercy on me and my parents, Lord bless them for the way they raised me"
About the artist
Omar Safa is a Lebanese-Bulgarian designer, who studied the various disciplines of Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut. Having studied classical Arabic calligraphy for the past four years under renowned calligraphers. Omar has developed an acute skill of morphing the flat discipline into a three dimensional manifestation as seen in the various items on display.