salsabiil

pronounced /ˈsɑl sə bil / or sahl-sah-beel
from ayat 18 of Surah 76, Surat Al-Insan:
عَيْنًا فِيهَا تُسَمَّىٰ سَلْسَبِيلًا
[From] a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. (Sahih International translation)

a view by maebil manon

a water lily pond reflecting nebulae, stars, and cosmic gases in an Impressionist style.
a water lily pond reflecting nebulae, stars, and cosmic gases in an Impressionist style
a water lily pond reflecting nebulae, stars, and cosmic gases in an Impressionist style with collections of stars reflected through water lilies.
salsabiil (per aspera): a water lily pond reflecting nebulae, stars, and cosmic gases in an Impressionist style with collections of stars reflected through water lilies
a water lily pond reflecting cosmic gasses through purple lilies with colorful flowers.
salsabiil (épanoui): un bassin de nénuphars reflétant les gaz cosmiques à travers des lis violacés à fleurs colorées
a water lily pond reflecting cosmic gasses through purple lilies with colorful flowers
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story behind the painting

begun just before and finished on the 130th anniversary of van Gogh's The Starry Night, i sought to paint a starry, cosmic scene and under great inspiration. i decided to create a water lily pond in space. the apparent 45th piece of water lilies in a few weeks and seeking to build on the favorite midnight piece in the last of the recent series. reflecting salsabiil, from an ayat in the Qur'an, or a fountain/spring in Jannah/Paradise, this piece seeks to abstractly convey a body of water with lilies in space. the symbolism in this is origin from water, purity in water, and; by that, water being a reflection of one’s self from which that rebirth takes place. that in the abyss of darkness, blossoms vibrant colors—drawing from the vein of my abstract piece “life”—as does the cosmos blossom from the darkness of space as does the bounty of a new month after the grace through a new moon. there is beauty in the night and the vividry of the imagination and the hope of the soul through faith and perseverance in the darkness of trials and the understanding that time won’t always be pleasant, not necessarily now; and will require endurance, but what matters is the bounce back, is reaching that stable medium, building, growing, improving one's self and moving forward. if that's not a vibe evolving on wabi sabi then i don't know what is