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Living with Shadows

Zal Saadi

Worksop, United Kingdom

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Original is Acrylic painted on Acid Free Galeria Paper 20″ × 16″ (50.80 × 40.64cm).

Living with Shadows” is an exercise in expression of the multitude of shadows we all live with as individuals: shadows in our life at social sphere as well as shadows in our psycho-emotional structure as human beings. Many of these shadows are rapidly alternating masks as well, that we are so used to wearing that we never stop and look at us for a minute when rapidly changing one for other and then again for another in a short span of a single day. These shadows keep moving inside us even when we hardly detect anything. These shadows steal from us our lives, share them and even mostly live them.

“hey man, what the heck are you talking about?”, did you say that? If you did, then congratulations, I am very glad because thats the pure and simple response that originates from a human being without being cluttered through a shadow. And this is what this painting is meant to lead us to. A simple and pure question with a big banner exclaiming: "I don’t know, and I am open to Pure Truth! ". This is the beautiful moment when we are really Free of Shadows though for a very short time, but we act free as humans - the human about what God said that He created in His own Image: the image of purity. He created us in His image, and we created masks to wear on. He gave us pure and bright soul, and we grew shadows in it.

So who/what are these shadows. Ask the Question, and feel the moment of purity for that split second. Gaze into that empty space that emerges in front of your inner vision. And just the moment before your own shadows quickly moved to bring out an answer, you looked into an infinite space of complete emptiness. An emptiness in which there was just awe, there was no answer, no word, no voice, no colour, nothing! You just looked at the image you were created on!!! Just for a split second; and then your shadows quickly jumped in with definitions, labels, stamps, isms, ideas, words and innumerable limiting thoughts. These are the Shadows you are living with.

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