Baháʼí 9-Pointed Star

By Alan J. Moores

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 18” x 18”

Quote / Inspiration

“…spread abroad the teachings and ordinances of the loving Lord so that the world may become another world, the darkened earth may become illumined and the dead body of the people may attain new life.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

“Your function is to sow the seeds. God will either let them grow or will bury them. It is yours to stand at your post and sow the seed.” ~ Hand of the Cause of God, Mr. Abu’l-Qásim Faizí, at the closing session of the World Congress, May 2, 1963.


In creating this rendition of the Baháʼí 9-Pointed Star, I incorporated the seed pods of the Hawaiian wiliwili tree. The wiliwili tree grows in the harshest environments where very few other plants can survive. Thus, when pioneering we should never judge where to plant the seeds of the Baha’i Faith; just continue sowing the seeds to allow the Baháʼí Faith the opportunity to grow. The meaning of the name wiliwili is, twist-twist; the use of the twisted tips of the seed pods suggests sowing the seeds in all directions.