Today I was planning to stear clear of the computer, but in another streak of inspiration I got sucked into the computer again in an effort to use Gurbani in a visual way. I first tried to see if I could generate one of these images from all the words in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, but that didn’t work (overloaded the program). I then tried to simplify the concept by just using one bani. I started with Japji Sahib, but it didn’t have the intended effect. I then realized that the English translation of Jaap Sahib would be perfect for one of these images. So for many hours I played around with different variations, tweaking the colors/font/text/layout/etc.
Here are a few of the images that I created. You can’t see all the detail in the small ones….but on the high resolution image you can zoom in and see the tiny words inside other letters.