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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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Oil Painting · social justice · Spiritual Art · Spirituality · Visual Arts

The Milky Way’s Savants

Peace your Way~ I just released “The Milky Way’s Savants” a 40″x30″ oil and acrylic painting that I worked on for quite a while as it’s very detailed. This piece essentially captures the manifestation of high culture on earth which is realized through advanced souls as their life always leads to a certain spiritual affluence in the region that they grace… To read more about the entire painting and the poem that inspired it, please click here. MilkyWaySavants_Toure

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Promise

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wearable painting 3″x6″ cuff bracelet

I near you,
heart naked,
ego laid
on the holy ground
your feet bless,
infinite carpets of gems
appear! Your very being
is a promise
from the Unseen
to the seen realms.
I’m like a child
in your presence,
you are the servant
of Allahu’s Effulgence~

© 2013 Touré Aïda

you may click here to purchase this new handmade cuff bracelet.

Islam · Oil Painting · Spiritual Art · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

The First Realm (the painting)

The First Realm 40″x30″ oil on canvas © 2012 Aïda Touré

Peace~ I just released a new 40″x30″ oil painting “The First Realm” which is the most important one I ever did because I had to reflect on the theme for a while before I could even start working on it, so I’m happy to have completed it al hamdulillah. “The First Realm” celebrates the soul in her pre-cosmic state, her fragrant attributes as well as the vibrancy of her love for the Beloved. You may see the entire painting here.

~ The First Realm ~

“…Lo! There are the celestial symbolic
that the Moor mystics inscribed
upon the scintillating waves
of the two Easts…” (read more)

© 2012 Aïda Touré

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Creativity & External Validation

© 2012 Aida Toure’

In materialistic cultures, creatives are conditioned to seek external validation whereas creativity is an inner endeavor, impulsed by the cosmic movements called Love~ Creativity is a grand manifestation of divine Love and Freedom, to approach it with the quest for fame in mind defeats its sacred purpose.

With creativity, one learns the cultivation of sublime intimacy as a constant state of being, there is nothing more beautiful than this as consciously, one works at being present with Love itself in a consistent way~ Once one understands this, there no longer is room for ego desires or attachments such as fortune or fame since the soul is fully fulfilled in its expansion and all that it brings. As a matter of fact, the pursuit for external validation with its restlessness tends to thwart the creative process and to taint the artist, it can be highly destructive… There is so much that comes with creativity that one must learn to be selective and understand that worldly or institutional considerations are best taken with detachment.

Eagerness for the recognition artists are conditioned to seek causes them great distress since it conflicts with the very essence of creativity which is hidden, secret, subtle, sacred, silent and of The Divine~ Creativity is indeed a perfect and powerful phenomenon that offers itself to shatter the narrowness and weight of a coarse dimension, it is in itself a triumphant experience where Light reigns, it is the ultimate form of validation from The Divine to the human soul; after IT nothing the world claims it can “offer” one even matters.

© 2012 Aïda Touré

“Run forward, the way will spring open to you
Be destroyed, you’ll be flooded with life
Humble yourself, you’ll grow greater than the world
Yourself will be revealed to you, without you.” ~Rumi