Title: In the Heart of the Sea
Artist: Nadia Zeeshan
Description: 40 x 30 x1.5 inches (HxWxD)
Mixed media painting stretched on gallery wrapped canvas hand painted with acrylics with metallic golden and silver leaf, charcoal and textured with modelling paste, beach sand and rocks hand picked from the sandy shores of Mexico.
"In the heart of the Sea" is inspired by Prophet Jonah (Yunus) and his experience of being swallowed by a great whale. In his near death experience he called out to God to ask for forgiveness and for help. God Almighty heard his prayer and saved him from the whale and the treacherous sea. The Arabic reads:
لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ
And he called out within the darkness, “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
Quran (Surat Al-Anbiya: 87]
It is a prayer meant to remove difficulties in our lives and a reminder that God is there with us every step. Looking at this art everyday will remind you this story and fragilities of human existence and actions. It will trigger you to be mindful that God is merciful and he is always there to rescue you in difficult times.