Nurin Merchant: "The Nature of Prayer" and "Show Jumping"

Artist: Nurin Merchant
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Profile: I am a student with a passion for art. At a young age, I took a keen interest in paper crafts, playdough, and finger painting. Today, that interest has evolved into more complex methods, my favourites being: working with clay and painting in watercolour, oil, as well as acrylic. Nature is one of my biggest inspirations, and it is present in nearly all of my pieces.



 The Nature of Prayer 

The Nature of Prayer is a 14″ x 10″ mixed media acrylic painting on canvas. Secured on the canvas with strong glue are a handmade Tasbih (prayer beads), and 3 dried leaves bearing the Arabic inscriptions of Allah, Ali, and Muhammad. The whole piece represents prayer through the invocation of these names. This work was my contribution for Colours of Love, an art and culture initiative by the Ismaili Council for Canada during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Highness the Aga Khan. 





Show Jumping

This piece is an abstract painting of a horse and rider competing in a show jumping event. Oil was my medium, and it is approximately 16″ x 8″.




Article publication date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2010

For other works of art by Nurin Merchant, please click Nurin Merchant: “Fish”, “Anasazi Pot”, and “Whale Tea Set” 

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10 thoughts on “Nurin Merchant: "The Nature of Prayer" and "Show Jumping"

  1. God Bless You Dear Nurin. You have penned your inner feelings,thoughts and love into your art-work. Wishing you all the best.

    Gulnar Fazal.

  2. Great stuff Nurin! I truly hope you have the opportunity to continue to practice art making in the years ahead. The art room at CB is going to miss you!

  3. Allah s.w.t. has has blessed you with knowledge and you are bringing forth names of Allah subhanatallah to the world with your magnificient art. You touch my heart. May Allah Bless you and always lead you in the righteous path Amin

  4. Beautiful Work, Nurin.

    Keep up your passion with Nature. When an individual consciousness and a divine intelligence are in union, it orchestras in the nature, where the creativity is in abundance.

  5. These are wonderful..and you are so young. Keep it up. Yes, nature is where the metaphors are. We keep our senses open.

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