Mekar in Bahasa Malaysia means bloom. Flowers that flourish well are very much related to starting from good seeds, fertile soil and having enough supply of water and sun. Nevertheless, when the right time comes, flowers will eventually bloom beautifully on their own.
Flowers in this artwork personify human life. Most people 'bloom' earlier than others. Still, people who have yet to 'bloom' shouldn't be defined as a failure. Hence, when the time comes along with effort, we will be like flowers that bloom flawlessly, spreading its pleasant fragrance and scent into the air.
Be like the flowers, always trust the process. "A flower doesn't have the intention to compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms on its own."
This art is dedicated especially to those who are struggling continuously yet still try to give their best effort in life. I believe they will bloom beautifully, as the flower does.
Mekar adalah perkataan dari Bahasa Melayu yang bermaksud 'bloom' dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Bunga yang mekar sangat sinonim dengan benih yang baik, tanah semaian yang subur serta cukup air dan matahari. Namun, ini tidak bermakna bunga yang belum kembang mekar tidak cukup mendapat apa yang sepatutnya. Sampai masanya bunga ini akan mekar juga.
Begitulah dengan hidup kita. Walaupun ada orang yang mungkin lebih awal berjaya, tidak bermakna kita tidak akan berjaya. Masa kita cuma belum sampai. Apabila masanya telah tiba, kita juga akan melakar kejayaan seperti bunga yang kembang dan mekar mewangi.
Title: MEKAR (2021)
Artist : Syukran Shakirah
Medium used: Acrylic on Canvas
Measurement: 30 x 30 inch // 77 x 77 cm
A little bit about the Artist
SYUKRAN SHAKIRAH is a self-taught artist that has a great appreciation for the surroundings. This informs most of her art as they revolve around florals and a more naturalistic theme. Each piece of her work is the result of a meditative process and reflection of her thoughts toward nature and environments.
She has participated in several public and private events showcasing her talents such as Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival 2019, SEPHORA Raya Celebration 2019 and art class at PERODUA Headquarters Rawang and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Her first group exhibition was held at the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 2019 .
“When I look into my work in progress, I see myself. It reflects on me who’s not perfect and always making mistakes yet struggling to be the best.” - Syukran Shakirah