Melika Saeeda : Haveli Home Decor Store front painting at Window Wonderland Event, November 2020

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Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This mural painting was create and executed on the store front window of Haveli Home Decor, a store selling furniture, home textiles, lights and decorative objects mostly from India and South south Asia. All the patterns, Dolores and sense gave me the idea to capture and represent a moment of a friendly gathering, with having tea and listening to some one else's stories.

How was the illustration used:
Window Wonderland is presented in partnership with Buds Collective, a Canadian organization based in Calgary that provides local artists and makers with opportunities, visibility, fair compensation and access to tools and resources, and with Augle, a Canadian-made art and lifestyle mobility platform, that allows users to see an enhanced point-of-view of the world through augmented reality.

How did you make this work:
Window Wonderland exhibition transforming the neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery that was interactive and engaging. The exhibition featured local artists and animators who painted ten storefront windows brought to life by Augmented Reality (AR) to create an impressive public art display. I used Acrylic paints and the design was based on what I'd got inspired when I visited the store inside.

Commissioner Company :
The Junction BIA (https://thejunctionbia.ca/exhibition)
Commissioned for:
The Junction BIA is a community-driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic & cultural vitality of The Junction.

Social Media:
instagram.com/melikasaeeda

Personal Website:
melikasaeeda.com


Currently Based:
Canada

Biography:
I was born, grow up and start my artistic journey in Iran.Over the past 10 years I have illustrated children's books and Magazine, Murals and animation. My works have been shown in exhibitions and book fairs in Iran, The Emirates, South Korea and Canada. Since I moved to Canada, start using this potential of telling story to do some murals and this project was one of my recent and favourite.

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