Throughout the lockdown, the one thing I feel so grateful for everyday is that the pause allowed Mother Nature to heal as much as she could after the ordeal we have put her through. Although the healing may not get to reverse all the abuse our environment had to endure, just knowing for a moment nature could just be how they are meant to be without human interference soothed my anxiety.
Title : Out for Air (2020)
Artist : aruznadi
Size : 12 cm x 18 cm
Medium : Gel Ink, Metallic Pens on Paper
Price : RM 250 (without frame), RM 290 (with frame)
A little bit about the artist
Dian Azura thinks of herself as an alien robot who learns to communicate with the world through art where her hands/fingers function separately from the rest of her being.
As a pattern thinker, visualising is often a struggling process unless it’s archived in the memory bank. An irony since she’s trained as a Graphic Designer.
The art making is often a very tactile and sensory overload journey where she gets to analyse how her brain works during the highs and lows of her mood swings. In many ways, art empowers her to manage her expectations without getting stuck in the blackhole.
As āruznadi, she’s on a mission to turn her pain, battle scars and wounds into something ugly beautiful. And, by owning her darkness, art is now where she feels most at home.
“By owning my darkness, art has been my home.” - āruznadi