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June 1988 - Kabul, Afghanistan
I'm not sure if I found art, or if art found me. Perhaps neither. There's no memory of a beginning--art has always been there, inseparable from life, undifferentiated from identity. Art then, is an expression of my heart, both inspired by the world-embracing teachings of the Baha'i Faith. It seeks transcendence and strives to create meaning. Where some might see a chaotic mix of colors on a canvas, others will see that every drop of paint and stroke of the brush are purposefully placed, like letters of a word, to open a doorway to the soul.
I welcome you to explore my work and would appreciate your feedback.
Thanks for being here!
Here's my all-time favorite quote from Baha'u'llah and something I strive to live by every day of my life:
Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Hosted by the City of Walnut Creek
at the Boundary Oaks Golf Course
2- 2022 - My Journey
Hosted by the University of California, Merced
at the UCM Art Gallery
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