Manifestation (2017-18)

The Manifestation series is comprised of mixed media paintings that appear as if excavated from lost structures. These works are built up on wooden boards from a wide variety of materials, including Aida’s handmade and hand-painted porcelain tiles (fired at over 1,800 Fahrenheit). Each work in the series is titled after an inspirational line from Sohrab Sepehri’s poetry. The holistic effect is what matters most, emerging from the many layers of textures like something learned not by being taught but rather through lived experience of the passage of time, similarly to the way in which we manifest our own being.