Jerash

 

Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash was a major Greco-Roman city which is now located in present-day Jordan, only a few miles from town of Ajlun where Naifeh’s grandfather was born in the late nineteenth century. The most beautiful ancient ruin in the city is a large oval colonnade that led to the Forum. In the Jerash series, Naifeh uses a three-pointed star that is among the most beautiful designs in all of Islamic geometry. In rhythmic combination, the stars appear to revolve gracefully, echoing that ancient elliptical colonnade.

 

Selected works from the Jerash series are exhibited below. You can select individual works for an expanded view. For availability and pricing inquiries, please contact us

 

Jerash I: Venetian Blue

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 63 x 63 in., 160 x 160 cm.

Jerash XI: Black Cherry

2011. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

Jerash XII: Black Pearl

2011. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

Jerash XIII: Shimmering Sky

2011. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

Jerash XXII: Mystical Green

2012. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

Jerash XXI: Teal

2012. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 120 x 120 in., 304.8 x 304.8 cm.