Original Paintings Available

Peace~ Twice a year I render a few of my original paintings available for sale on the visualsufipoetry.com e-store. I also recently started to make canvas prints with ornaments reworked by hand so each reproduced piece is unique. Feel free to share with anyone who would be interested. Thank you for supporting spiritual art~

~THE PROPHETS’ FOOTPRINTS~
14″x18″ acrylic on canvas panel

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The Prophets’ Footprints © 2007 7 Aida Toure

~ZUHRTIME BEADS~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel

Zuhrtime Beads © 2008 Aida Toure

Zuhrtime Beads © 2008 Aida Toure

~THE LUMINOUS, THE COVETED~
16″x20″ acrylic on canvas panel

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The Luminous, the Coveted © 2008 Aida Toure

~FRAGRANCE OF LIGHT~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel framed.

Fragrance of Light © 2008 Aida Toure

Fragrance of Light © 2008 Aida Toure

~DERVISHA~
18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel framed

Dervisha © 2008 Aida Toure

Dervisha © 2008 Aida Toure

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Wings of Solace

solaceAll talk ceased~
At last, we can truly
wallow in the grace of being,
laid on the wings of solace,
this breeze in me says
“I am you my beloved,
welcome to your unveiled self!”

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Eternal Now

water-lilyYour soul is most precious,
she is loved, not for the
artifices the world brings
but for the very core of
your being which is pure light~

Would the warm energy
behind these words have
helped you see these truths?
Could they have convinced you
that nothing is more worthy

of your attention than
your spiritual treasures?
Could human language have
conveyed to you how loved
you are in the eternal Now?

Oh my lily, be at peace in the
grandeur of this Returning,
may you be forgiven,
may you heal~
Amin.

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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The Very Self of the Self

Very Self of the Self 40"x30" © 2013 Aïda Touré

Very Self of the Self 40″x30″ © 2013 Aïda Touré

~ The Very Self of the Self ~

Come in, leap in this fiery
divine romance within, there,
the Sufis gather in awe
of your soul’s buoyancy~

© 2013 Aïda Touré

“The Very Self of the Self” is a 40″x30″ oil & acrylic painting that evokes the sacred unfolding that can take place when wo/man is free of all conditioning that binds her/his mind to fragmentation and that prevents her/him from experiencing the Unity/Tawhid of all life that sages have spoken about throughout the ages.

I worked on this painting for a year and a half, through its creative process I learned a lot about ego dissolution, transcendence and going deep inward, beyond the divisive perspective we tend to cultivate in the material dimension. When we go beyond these divisions, there truly is only the Divine Unity of all existence, the sustaining consciousness of all, seen and unseen. In time, inshAllah the global realization of this Reality will allow us to live more harmoniously on this earth.

To see “The very self of the Self” in its entirety and to read the poem that accompanies it click here.

© 2013 Aïda Touré

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pUN: a Thought-Provoking-Exhibit

Peace~ I was honored to be a delegate for Gabon at the pUN (the people’s United Nations), an exhibit by artist Pedro Reyes at the Queens Museum.ImageIt was one of the most thought-provoking artistic event I ever attended. There were cultural figures and activists from the 195 countries that are members of the United Nations so we all participated to the private conference/public performance… a very creative and all-inclusive way to tackle the world’s problems. I walked away from this experience convinced that if artists governed the world, there would be more peace and harmony on our blue planet!

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ONE WORD written & produced by Tajh Abdulsamad & Aïda Touré

tajh_abdulsamadFrom childhood, an artist whose voice has had a great influence on me is Tajh Abdulsamad, he was part of the Motown recording group “the Boys” in the late 80′s, early 90′s.

Tajh is one of the most spiritual artists I know so when he asked me if he could sing on a composition of mine, I naturally felt inclined to say yes; I was so curious to discover what he would hear in the composition as well as the way he would lay his vocals on it…

When Tajh let me hear “One Word” the-boys- for the first time I was blown away because his singing on it was so heartfelt and enchanting, it  had the sacred vibe I had hoped for so I was profoundly touched. I then learned a great lesson on creative synergy, the reality of frequency and on how honoring one’s soul matters most…

It was an immense pleasure for me to collaborate with an artist who has influenced me for so many years. You may listen to “One Word” below.

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Qiyam al Layl Revelries

Revelries

~ Qiyam al Layl Revelries ~

With every word recited
our minds meld,
making colors
in the night air;
palms filled with Love,
let us expand in what comes:
secrets in pastel blue
then, in helios purple,
look at this new spectrum
in the subtle worlds
our dreams have triggered!
Here, our souls’ balm:
a thousand prostrations’ elixir
to taste; in just one drop,
an exquisite healing
in two drawing closer
to Al Jami, the Gatherer.
Now my inner breeze:
“you, so beautiful,
so free, so precious
like the golden lotus
laid upon my pulse,
surround me ’til we dissolve;
stay to see all fears drown
in the lagoon angels formed
when I first beheld the fractals
of our intertwined hearts.”

© 2013 Aïda Touré

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October 31, 2013 · 2:26 am