"Home on Land" by Aida Murad, Finger painted Acrylic on Canvas
36" X 36"
Finger painted Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
Description:This painting was inspired by the thought of finding home where your feet walk as well as with a loved one. It's about being in partnership with someone you love, on a land you can call home. But the beautiful aspect of being in true partnership is eventually being together, no matter where your feet lands becomes home. This in hopes that we all get to experience the magical adventure of finding home with a dream partner on our dream land.
The Repeat Song:Holding On by Gregory Porter
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Hi, I’m Aida and I’m an Impact Artist. It took me a long time to embrace the ‘Artist’ label but now I know this is who I am - I’m Aida and I’m an Impact Artist. I’m an Artist because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. They say the darker the shadow the brighter the light…..My Rheumatoid Arthritis is my shadow. My art is my light.
When I was 20 years old, I was diagnosed with my shadow and, subsequently, semi paralyzed for 4.5 years. Life had literally dealt me a bad hand - I had irreparable damage to both of my hands - and left me down, desperate and depressed. When I was in this place, I asked myself ‘what would I do today if today was my last day’? The answer was painting, so guess what, I painted! However, I didn’t paint with paint brushes, I painted only with my hands. Why? To demonstrate to myself and to the world that I am not damaged, and this dysmorphia will not define me. I have never and will never pick up a paint brush. My hands are all I need to create art and convey my truth.
One question set me on a path to turn my darkness into light. My next question is ‘how can I spark wonder with my art and use art to help people feel seen, heard and loved?’ I believe art can make a difference and I am excited to embark on a journey with you.
Today, I am a self-taught Visual Artist who has had 13 exhibitions and have sold out 8 collections. I am located in Los Angeles and spend my time painting, exploring the intersection of art and impact as well as using art for coaching.