Our second mural in Gaza as part of the Maia Mural Project was painted at the Shatea Kindergarten outside wall. The inspiration came from one day at the Summer Camps that take place in Gaza City. About 15,000 schoolchildren in the summer camps of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency) flew around 10,910 hand made kites. It broke the record registered last year in China when people flew 10,565 kites.
Here is the sketch for the mural:
And the mural.....
Alicia Martinson one of the artists of the Maia Mural Brigade
The flow of the water and pigments on paper fascinates me. Painting with watercolors is a blend of spontaneity and control and freedom. Each act of painting begins with the thought, “I wonder what will appear?” There is no formula to painting with watercolors. In the midst of painting an inner guidance says, some purple here, now.
Along with creating art, especially watercolor painting, I design workshops and classes with specific foci to explore the creative process through art media to foster self-awareness.
"Artistic expression lies in all of us and requires only a sense of trust and the freedom to allow the flowing for magic to happen."