“The City of God”
The title is “The City of God”, named after the reference to the Shrine mentioned in the Tablet of Carmel. The artist, Daniel Hamidi Coleman, wanted to convey a sense of the surreal, something intangible when one enters the presence of the Holy Site, and the wonder that comes from entering into a place that is much more than our senses can tell us. Veils cover the entrance, symbolizing the many kinds of veils that come between us as we try to draw nearer to the Manifestations.
Calligraphy throughout the surface of the Shrine, written by Saba Hamidi Coleman, the artist’s wife, mentions names of the Bab as well as excerpts from His Tablets.
It is a mixed media drawing, initially created with ink and brush on bristol paper, then combined with several layers of tusche washes and other hand-made textures, and combined together in Photoshop.