2017 Natural pigment, gum arabic and Italian gold (24ct) and platinum leaf on handmade Indian hemp paper64 x 63 cm

This work is inspired by the myth of the ancient city of Ecbatana reportedly under modern day Hamadan in Iran. According to an account by Herodotus the city had seven concentric circular walls, each a different colour and a palace within the centre. Each circle is representative of the hierarchy of stages of the path towards spiritual growth —towards the golden centre.