Esfandiar Ahmadi painting represents a quest for self discovery. His work has several layers of meaning to it.. The basic principles are those of the Sufi mysticism of Persia which believes that the macrocosm (God) is merely the magnification of the microcosm ( Man). The interior of the body, mind and spirit are the repository of the soul. This he represents in the sacred geometry of traditional Islamic design.
The Sufi tradition says that the imagination is central around an Absolute Reality which is imageless and beyond human imagination. What is in the realm of the human imagination is order and pattern. Pattern has never been the exclusive possession of anyone field of human activity. Order as pattern seems to have universal meaning the existence of this order is dependant on its relation to space. Because space is empty it can contain and embrace everything. Space is therefore the precondition of all things that exist. This is the basis of the spiritual aspect of Iranian geometry… please click to continue and read the Asian Times review