Monday, May 2, 2011

Description of the painting Good or Evil?

This is my painting called Good or Evil? Obviously, it is about Islam. I use the Taoist symbol of yin and yang as part of the painting. It is a black and white painting. It uses the crescent moon and star to represent Islam. At the bottom of the painting is the question "good or evil" in Arabic. So the painting asks the question is Islam a good or evil religion. The crescent moon and star in white represent the good part of Islam while the crescent moon dripping blood and the star that turns into an Arabian sword represents the evil side of Islam. So is Islam a good religion or an evil religion? What is the answer? Is Islam good? No. Is Islam evil? No. Then what is it? Well, like all religions it is both good and evil. I like to say this is a black and white painting but the answer to whether Islam is a good or evil religion is not a black or white answer. And in this painting the color black represents evil while the color white represents good. Yet, I use the color of black and white like the symbol of yin and yang to represent the idea that good and evil as being  part of the same thing.

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