NIGHT 221 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Marco Polo, a young impressionable boy full of fascination for the world, travels with his father to the East. He gets lost in the Himalayan mountains during an avalanche and is rescued by some monks, who restore him to health in their monastery. While recovering, somewhere between sleep and dreaming, he awakes in a haze and glimpses a monk in meditation, who then appears to rise slowly from the ground… Marco is not sure if he is still asleep or dreaming so he strains to look closer at the wondrous levitating monk, then falls back exhausted on the bed himself.

At the end of his life, on his deathbed, even after the release of his book of travels, he says: “I haven’t told you half of what I have seen.”

So we can only guess at the other wonders he witnessed. This is my favourite scene from the epic Marco Polo film (1982, Kenneth Marshall).

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NIGHT 220 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Can you guess what this is…

….It’s actually a musical instrument, a Mongolian mouth harp. My husband has had it since childhood and just found it again, he learnt to play it with some Mongolian friends and it just so happens that in Slovakia they have the same instrument. You also find variations from Siberia and India. (That is not him playing in the background however, that is a professional!)

You twang it between your teeth. I wonder what this does to your skull long-term… although it makes a beautiful, resounding, powerfully haunting (and loud) sound, all in such a small metallic device!

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NIGHT 219 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

As far as I know, I am the 1st person in the world to offer online courses in miniature painting! In Persian and Mughal miniature painting…this is from feedback from students too! So exciting to share my passion with a new global audience – I have always embraced both the traditional and the contemporary, the ancient and the modern, and happy to update my teaching with new tech.

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NIGHT 218 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

I don’t often show or see artworks in an interior setting. I like to see them like this as inevitably all artworks end up like this – in a space other than the studio, or in a book.

Paintings mirroring paintings

Paintings within paintings

Worlds revealing worlds

In the manner of the 1001 Arabian Nights

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NIGHT 213 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

8/1001

THE HERALD

Love in the Time of Cholera

Birth in the Time of Corona

Part of a new Tarot series which is part of my 1001 Nights PhD

Another story wrapped in a story

Bit like this photo

The Herald isn’t part of the Major Arcana. I am expanding the idea of the Major Arcana to include other archetypes and motifs. All part of the all-encompassing story of life as it unfolds just like the tales of the 1001 Nights ~

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NIGHT 212 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

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