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For Afghan artist Omaid Sharifi, and for several other people dwelling by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the future is unsure.
When the Taliban dominated the country from 1996 to 2001, developing artwork was perilous. The Taliban disapproved of tunes, destroyed the huge carved Buddha statues of Bamiyan and banned all artistic representations of the human variety.
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Sharifi, co-founder and president of the nonprofit arts business ArtLords, says his murals aim on empathy and kindness. “And I strongly imagine that my region, a wounded country, it demands healing,” he advised NPR’s Don Gonyea on Weekend All Matters Considered. “And I am healing it by means of my artwork.”
On Sunday, he and his group had been painting a mural on a Kabul avenue when the panic and chaos commenced. He posted this video clip on Twitter:
Great morning #Kabul 🫂🍀🕊 – we are portray a mural currently-now. It reminded me of the famous scene from @TitanicMovie, wherever the musicians perform right up until the ship sinks. I hope you are having fun with as you see our miseries – world 🌎 pic.twitter.com/5JXsVhxQkJ
— Omaid H. Sharifi-امید حفیظه شریفی (@OmaidSharifi) August 15, 2021
Inspite of the surreal activities of the Taliban’s go into the metropolis, Sharifi told NPR he’s hopeful:
“It feels that — I am not certain I may well be ready to paint yet again or not. I am not certain my business will be there. I’m not certain if my paintings will be there tomorrow … But nonetheless, in this day, a few of hours back, I was portray in a road of Kabul. And I hope I will be equipped to do it once more.”
This tale at first appeared on the Morning Edition are living site.