Holy Tears (2016)

Holy Tears (2016)

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The Story: This painting symbolizes the wiping of sins during hajj. The Kaaba was created using gold leaf to resemble the light that emits from this holy site. Those who have visited will always remember entering masjid ul haram for the first time. The noor that glistens through this massive masjid is astonishing.
This painting was inspired by a particular memory from umrah. Amidst a large crowd, I saw a woman weeping in sujood. Her voice was loud as it could possibly be. She was alone in the woman's section in sujood. Everyone nearby carried on doing their own thing. She was shaking and choking yet no one disturbed her to calm her. What may seem to be unusual in our daily life is so normal at this holy site. She was alone with her maker... in discussion. The one place you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands, yet feel alone and comforted in a beautiful way.

Size: 30 by 40 inches

Medium: Acrylic, mixed media and gold leaf. Canvas is wrapped on a 2 inch thick wood frame

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NOTE:

  1. No major editing has been done to these images. Paintings are almost exactly as seen here however, lighting does affect the look of the painting. Gold/Silver leaf and certain textures display differently in daylight and in rooms with pot lights. Each room setting brings out a different personality in the painting.
  2. Props were used to create an interior setting for the art and are not included with the purchase of the painting
  3. All artwork by Saleha Art is subject to copyright and any reproduction or printing of this work is against the law. Do not print, photograph, resell, save, replicate, share or modify without my written permission and link to my website.