Paris Alshaif

Artist Statement
The world carries too much evil where it can overshadow so much beauty. If humanity was lived in one body, it'd be an endless torture unless it is exposed to great beauty. Art is my way to express this beauty especially living in the states as a female Muslim. The media portrays Islam as a horror religion, and it destroys me. If I could describe the amount of peace my religion has given me, I would not be able to, and it hurts like HELL to see others carrying a huge misunderstanding of it. I noticed many people hate what they do not understand. I try to carry a message throughout my work to help others understand my life and my religion. The world is a difficult place to live and bare, yet it is always beautiful. I dream that one day we would truly live life without hate and only coexistent with respect and understanding.