Alkhas for Touka
In one of his latest posts in his blog, Touka Neyestani talks of his love and respect for the famous Iranian Assyrian painter, Hannibal Alkhas, as an artist and as a teacher. The latest post is of Mr. Alkhas' immediate reply email to Touka. Some other day, I will talk about Mr. Alkhas and his special and unique brand of design and painting. I will also talk about his poetry, and about what a nice man everyone says he is. For now and today, I want to dedicate this post to Touka, himself an accomplished architect, cartoonist, illustrator, and design artist, as today he is the proud owner of an Alkhas painting! These are my small Alkhas sketches which the Master did in Berkeley in 2001. They adorn my office wall, bringing me joy and pride on a daily basis. On one he says: "A few spots + a few lines = A sketch." On the other one, he says: "Who said only symmetry is beautiful?"