“He Taught him eloquence. The sun and the moon [move] by precise calculation, and the stars and trees prostrate. (Quran, 55:4-6)
Second in the Surah Ar-Rahman series, the piece takes direct inspiration from the Quranic verses describing God teaching humankind the means to express intelligence, a concept represented here with a tablet.
The undeviating course of the sun and the moon is illustrated with sweeping circular calligraphy reminiscent of orbital arcs. The submission of the stars and trees to the Divine is portrayed with the central stars ad the globe of flowers.