Digital art reminding us to stay at home and stay safe.
Digital art reminding us to stay at home and stay safe.

Stay Home and Make Art

Mural artist Shahul Hameed unravels his secrets to remaining cheerful, positive and hopeful as we endure these stressful times while staying at home.
Q

What are some of the innovative ways through which you are tackling this lockdown?

Shahul. Staying at home and making art! These are challenging times, but I came up with new ideas for working at home. I’m trying my best to stay positive. I think this is a brilliant opportunity to spend time with our loved ones. This is also a perfect time to catch up with things you’ve missed. One of the best ways to spend time is to do what you like.

Expat. Mural dedicated to the expatriate Indians who are stranded abroad.
Expat. Mural dedicated to the expatriate Indians who are stranded abroad.
Q

Many people experience art blocks during these trying times. Have you been through something similar? If yes, could you share your strategies for overcoming them?

Shahul. Art block stems from lack of motivation and inspiration, but I create illustrations that reflect my perception of the current situation, emotions that provoked me by news, discussions and trends on social media. Therefore, I don’t experience art blocks. I’m using this time to interact with my followers on social media. Through such interactions, I can understand what people like and what they want to see.

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