Visual motifs in this work symbolize Oriental art. Wild horses, gold folio, and Persian calligraphy are such symbols. Trotting horses with exaggerated curves that are decorated with Persian calligraphy evoke the lyrical world of Persian poetry. The artist’s sense of humor that has given rise to a kind of Persian Romanticism makes his work sway between painting and illustration, creating a nonviolent world in his painting.
Although Ovissi is not specifically considered one of the progenitors of the Saqqakhan School of Painting, characteristics of this school – that began during the 1960s – can be traced in his work.