م / 令
This artwork is an edition of intaglio prints that explores the relationship between the printed characters and the colored background. It emphasizes the role a background color plays in bringing forth either one of the Japanese or Arabic marks - or both - in a figurative dance of strokes. The complete series comprises 12 identical prints on 12 different colored backgrounds.
Tori is a temple. The kanji represents the meaning of beautiful harmony. It is a body that holds reverence and imposes silent reflection. The Arabic letter mim (م) flutters by.