I N D X P E N D E N C E 5
This is my depiction of the Ukraine monument of independence - a fitting subject for an art piece that will be auctioned to support the victims affected by the Russian invasion…
These 10 pieces are my first ever mixed-media pieces to support POC and LGBTQ+ folks in Ukraine. The statue was painted digitally on my iPad, and then I printed 10 copies to uniquely smear each one with Ukraine’s flag’s colours. There are so many hues of blue and yellow, and each piece received a unique combination of the nuanced colours. That to me represents the diversity of the Ukrainian victims that aren’t being assisted enough due to racism and homophobia.
The proceeds from this auction will be split evenly in supporting:
1)@bw4bl_official who are collaborating with@airbnb to help Black students evacuate Ukraine and
2) a campaign hosted by@weareallout , a non-profit who are working with Ukrainian LGBTQ+ organizations to help LGBTQ+ people leave the country safely and provide assistance for those who cannot leave.
The winner of each auction will have a 24h period to complete their purchase. If the purchase is not complete, the runner up will get the chance to purchase at their original bid.
The winner will receive their print neatly protected and packaged in a flat envelope. They will also receive a certificate of authenticity. Each print will be packaged and shipped out within a 3 week period. Each piece will be signed upon shipment if they are displayed without one.
Shipments of the auctioned pieces may take up to 3 weeks due to the tailored elements included in the packaging.
Nashid Chroma is a Toronto-based artist and designer who draws inspiration from music, colour, and nature. His childhood dream was to be a full time artist and thanks to the support of so many kind people, he's been able to make that come true! Every purchase you make at this store helps support his small business and dreams. And in turn, hopefully you can find the same inspiration that fueled him to create these works when you look at them on your walls or apparel! You can read more about him in the About Me page!