Mubin Sultan sent me this little art-card. Here's my interpretation of the piece:
It demonstrates old age, dying and death. The ropes and "pulley" (nails?) represent the machineries of time and life. The weight represents the constant pressure of time and the weight of the inevitability of death. The pitcher is the portion of time of one's life pouring out. The bowl of life is fragile and balanced delicately almost half off its shelf--the water is pouring on the side precariously hung over space and "rocks" (something that will break it when it falls). The darkness and sunset tells the viewer of the time of day (life). And the bowl is nearly full, the pitcher nearly empty, time is running out. We all feel the pressure of the inevitability of death and the fragility of life, so the art speaks to us.
Excellent, thank you, Mubin. ♥♥♥
(WAHN!) (I am not overly fond of the inevitability of aging and death.)