Oriental lights: Ceramics Etchings Glass
The artist Khairat Al-saleh is a ceramist, glassmaker, printmaker and painter, whose art while reflecting her oriental Arab origins is also a celebration and fusion of West and East, past and present, history and geography. This web site showcases some of her original etchings (prints), glass castings, paintings and ceramics.
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Artist:† Painter Printmaker Potter Glassmaker Poet writer
note that some of the artist's works are on display at Ayagallery
A short biography and a list of exhibitions are provided (see navigation bar above).
This website displays some handmade ceramics (bowls and plates), handcrafted etchings and other works of art. If you are interested in buying a work of art , please use our email address to contact us. Please use the navigation bar above to move to the rest of the pages.
In this section we shall publish some poems
Where did we dance the dance of dances?
Where did I dance wrapped in a cloud of star dust,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
The sun on my right, the moon on my left,
Mercury imparting visions of forms perfected,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Mars yielding the toned clamour of the clash of swords,
Jupiter communing omniscience, Saturn omnipotence?
Where did I dance measuredly revolving with the revolving spheres,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
My eyes two galaxies, my hair threading the Milky Way†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
With Venus a crown and the Pleiades a circlet adorning the brow?
Where did I dance seeking the sphere of spheres
Within without, all embracing, all-encompassing,
The fountainhead, the matrix, the essence of all music?
And yet I danced, I danced with my right hand caressing the stars
My left hand touching to the earth, feeling the powerful tree trunks,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Harvesting the myriad hews of flowers?
Tell me in what lost garden did I fall into step
With the majestic foot-falls of the cosmic dancers
Treading lightly, vibrantly upon the floors of the universe,
Unseen, yet ten thousand times seen, unheard, yet eternally heard,
Unfelt, yet penetrating the marrow, reddening the blood, stringing the sinews††
Where did I dance, my beloved rising to meet me
Astride monumental shafts of cascading light,
Amidst the whirlpools of the cosmic wilds
And waste upon waste of star-studded universal meadows,
With meteorites and asteroids sliding off his hands
As his fingers plucked his strings, then paused to pluck them again.
In which lost kingdom, in which hidden
Irrevocably lost because irretrievable
Yet only retrieved beyond this time this life this our city of the world.
I know that in the spring of the year
I shall rise in the sap
I know that in the small reds of the anemones
I shall sink into the rising sun.
Please see also verbal Contributions on the navigation bar.
In this section we shall announce forthcoming exhibitions of the artistís work.
Last revised: January 2007†††††††††††††† Web site designed by Khairat Al-Saleh
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This site is the property of the artist Khairat Al-Saleh. All the objects presented in this site are made by Khairat Al-Saleh. Use of the images or the content without a written authorization is prohibited.
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