It turns and is being turned” is a calligraphy painting by Javad Saberi Khushkho which is 118×78 cm and was created using gold leaf and acrylic on canvas.
The work of art used circular forms to create a mystical and spiritual atmosphere. The concentric circles represent levels and hierarchies of existence. A sort of unity between the creator and the creature.
In the words of Rumi, the great poet of the Persian language: “You are my ball and you run in my polo field/I run after you even though I made you run.”
Circular motion is complete and unchangeable, without beginning, without completion, and without change. That is why the circle is a symbol of time, which is defined as a series of moments that are repeated one after the other in a way that does not change and is similar to each other. In addition, the circle is a symbol of the continuous and circular movement of the sky. It is also related to divinity and transfers the concept of infinity, repetition and transformation, night and day, even and odd, good and bad, and up and down…
The circle is a perfect shape that symbolizes tenderness, softness, fluidity, repetition, introversion, spiritual and heavenly peace, purity and intimacy, and universality.
We recommend this artwork to those who are interested in Islamic and Eastern mysticism. Also to those who like Persian art. We also recommend this work of art to those who look for new areas in old beliefs and ideas.