A WIP of a short filler featuring calligrapher Saleh Al Shukairi.
Music track by artist Dhafer Youssef from album Digital Prophecy is for reference only.
Calligraphy runs like blood in my veins.
I see anything in front of me in terms of letters
Letters have their own rules and scales, they have their own science
I have to study the letter
I have to include a touch that will stand me out among other calligraphers
I try to focus on structure
Focus on raw material I use, the choice of ink
And even the choice of reed I write with
The first time I had an exhibition of my works was in 1997
Previously, I worked at shops, schools and many calligraphic projects
However, I never met luck with having calligraphy as a profession
Still, I learnt a lot from this period
I learnt more and more about the Arabic letter
I eventually started producing my own pieces, which I have participated with in festivals
My favorite letter and the one I write best is the “W”
One of the sweet things between my wife and me
Is that sometimes I write her a word before I leave in the morning
A word that tells about my passion towards her
Or a word of appreciation at the end of the night