Paola Aron -Badin and me, above us is my donated art piece ” Mother Consoling the Child III”(A subject related to my advanced studio research on Autism and Neuroscience which I have created several different paintings for) for Lifeline Syria Auction in OCAD U Nov27.
The Auction was for the purpose of raising funds to bring a Syrian family to Canada. Paola is the Manager of International Relations in OCAD U. The event was very well organized and I got to talk to some very nice and caring people. Below is the bigger size image of my painting.
Acrylic on Wood Panel 18x 24 Inches
Check this Globe and Mail Article about “City of Art” show in Gallery 1313 in Toronto. I have one piece installed in this exhibition along with amazing works of 30 other artists.
Talking to JR before Nuit Blanche, Inside Out event, where I participated in his big art project!
Here are a few feedbacks I received about this piece” On the Same Boat”(click on image to see bigger) as listed below:
1- “Mahshid “On the Same Boat” is a perfect example of the context, spirit and energy I referred to. The inclusion of seascape, created by reflection on water and the minimal presence of humans, moves this work far beyond your previous works. Keep exploring.“-David General Aboriginal Advisor and Mentor in OCAD University
2-“This is absolutely the epitome of bitter sweet beauty Mahshid Fathi. Brings tears of both joy for what the colours of the coats represent as well as how you captured the colours of winter, making me realize why it is my favorite time of year- peaceful lavender and soft hues of blue… mixed with the tears of sorrow for lives lost with Mother Earth being too warm. My hopes are in closing culprits of pollution and growing green initiatives to re-balancing…harmonizing temperatures. The animals returning to their once mass populations, more nations truly uniting in shared heart and the peace of lavender, blues and rainbow crystal hues participating in the magic forevermore.” -Wendy (Shellard) Benna,Visionary/CEO for THRIVE-The Horses Road Into Valiant Existence RNPS
3- “This really is a most beautiful rendering of the arctic. Not many non-aboriginals connect so intensely with the land and sea as spirit, a living breathing thing! Thank you for the honesty and heart you have instilled in this work.”-Sheryl Wright, Writer at Florida Academic Press, Pilot, Engineer
Please see the link below for Artist Statement
On the Same Boat
She wants to start talking about Autism
Here is the link to Vimeo