Amalstan, the-Flag

Amsaltan, the Flag

This piece represent the flag of a hoped-for country having its name derived from the word hope. The name is made out of two syllables: Amal and Stan. The first means hope in Arabic, while the second is a suffix that is usually added as an ending to many names of countries in the Middle East and Asia, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc.

The word the Hope, or al-Amal in Arabic, is repeated 22 times in this design, which is the number of Arab countries. Typically flags of Middle East countries are made out of three bands with a central element in the middle such as a star, an eagle, etc.

 

هذا علم أملستان، وهي بلد خياليّ يعمّه السلام والمحبّة والوحدة. التصميم منفّذ بأسلوب الخطّ الحديث عن طريق تكرار كلمة الأمل إثنان وعشرين مرّة، وهو نفس عدد الدّول العربيّة!

و أملستان كلمة مكوّنة من مقطعين: المقطع الأوّل هو كلمة أمل والمقطع الثّاني هو ستان كما في باكستان، و أفغانستان، و طاجيكستان، و أزبكستان، و غيرها.

يذكر أن أعلام كثير من الدّول في الشّرق الأوسط تحتوي على شريطيين علويّ و سفليّ وبينهما إما نسر أو نجمة

This represents the flag of an imaginary state having the name Amalstan. The name is made out of two syllables: amal and stan. The first amal means hope in Arabic, while the second is a suffix that is usually added as an ending to many names of states or countries, as in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc. The design is made out by repeating the word al-Amal 22 times. Typically flags in the Middle East are made out of three bands with a central design in the middle.

Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 72.4 X 62.2 cm
$1900