İsmail Yiğit is a master artist living and working in Kütahya where he is a professor at Dumlupınar University.

In the first of four tile designs the Arabic calligraphy occupies an important place in the composition. The word "huwa", meaning "he", is mirrored around a tall letter "alif", in reference to the first verse of the 112th chapter of the Koran which translates, "He is God, One". The Arabic script transforms into a tulip in the design, emphasizing the similarity in shape between the Arabic script for "Allah" and the Turkish tulip.















 

 

The second design features various Seljuq-style birds laced into a geometric pattern. At each corner, a bird clutches a tulip in its beak, as the tulip transforms into the body of the bird.





 



 

 

The third tile design emphasizes the traditional importance of geometry in Turkish art, juxtaposing this against the organic red tulip border. Geometry traditionally signifies the spiritual significance of pure form in Islam, especially in Sufism.




 



 

 

The fourth tile design features a playful field of tulips, specifically called the Istanbul lale.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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