The Atoms are Dancing, Roya Azal

New Mystical Art Work – The Atoms are Dancing

“O’ day, arise!
Shine your light, the atoms are dancing.
Thanks to Him the universe is dancing,
overcome with ecstasy  (…)”
~ Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi

“The Atoms are Dancing” is a poem by Rumi and a series of art work in which I explore color, light and form through the visual language of mystical Islamic thought. The results are meditations in flowers, a popular subject in Islam. I observe how the light gives birth to beauty and how light aids colors and forms to emerge from darkness and shadow.

Two Blue Peonies, by Roya Azal

Two Blue Peonies


Tulip Fire, by Roya Azal

Tulip Fire

The work is inspired by Najmuddin Kubra’s extensive work on colors and the mystical quest, as well as by Samir Mahmoud’s profound work on Sufism, beauty, light and colors, further Henry Corbin’s work as well as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his Color Theory. I am compelled by my wish to explore hidden gates within Islamic thought and to explore new possibilities of artistic expression. The world of Islamic art has much to offer and can take humanity on new aesthetical and ethical journeys if we are willing to approach the Islamic world and the spiritual world as a whole with less prejudice. I hope this work can inspire hope and positive ideas in people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Thunder Flower, by Roya Azal

Thunder Flower


The Atoms are Dancing, by Roya Azal

The Atoms are Dancing

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Dragon's Child, by Roya Azal

Dragon’s Child


Poem of the Atoms, by Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi

O’ day, arise! 
Shine your light, the atoms are dancing. 
Thanks to Him the universe is dancing. 
overcome with ecstasy, 
Free from body and mind
I’ll whisper in your ear where their dance is leading them.
All the atoms in the air and in the desert are dancing, 
puzzled and drunken to the ray of light,
they seem insane.
 All these atoms are not so different than we are, 
happy or miserable,
perplexed and bewildered,
we are all beings in the ray of light from the beloved, 
nothing can be said. 


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Kirsten Roya Azal ~ Woman, Author, Geek, Artist.