Reed Flute

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In the “Reed Flute” series of paintings, Soheila explores the mystical concept of longing for the beloved through the meaning of the verses of the poem “Reed Flute’s Song” by Rumi. Through the reed flute’s music and within each note of the reed flute, lies a nostalgic need to return to its source, the reed bed. Each verse of the poem conveys the longing to reunite with the divine source by employing metaphors which explore the pain of separation and promise of reunion.

soheila_reed-flute_001“Reed Flute I”, Acrylic on canvas, 3’x3’, 2005, private collection

 

soheila_reed-flute_002“Reed Flute III”, Acrylic on canvas, 3’x3’, 2005, private collection

 

soheila_reed-flute_003“Reed Bed I”, Oil on canvas, 3’x3’, 2005, private collection

soheila_reed-flute_004“Reed Bed II”, Oil on canvas, 3’x3’, 2006

 

soheila_reed-flute_005“Longing I”, Acrylic on Canvas 4’x4′, 2005, private collection

 

soheila_reed-flute_006 “Longing I”, detail, Acrylic on Canvas 4’x4′, 2005, private collection

 

soheila_reed-flute_007“Hear the Love Fire Tangled”, Acrylic on Canvas, 17” x 23”, 2008, private collection

 

soheila_reed-flute_008“within the Notes I”, Acrylic on canvas, 8”x10”, 2008, Collection of Accelerator Centre

 

soheila_reed-flute_009“within the Notes II”, Acrylic on canvas, 8”x10”, 2008, Collection of Accelerator Centre

 

soheila_reed-flute_010“within the Notes III”, Acrylic on canvas, 8”x10”, 2008, Collection of Accelerator Centre

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