The beginning

2015 /  author:   Nahid Shahalimi

Like all my visions, the idea of the “coexist” campaign has been, as I always put it in my own words,“cooking” in my head most of my life. I have had to coexist by nature throughout my existence; within my own culture and within the diverse cultures that I have had to live in this beautiful journey called life. My family and I are the greatest testaments that coexistence works peaceably and harmoniously. Thus, a project of such was born sooner than I thought.

To bring the world together through paintings and art, communicating it throughout our beautiful planet in a peaceful and neutral manner is the core of my vision. “Living and letting others live” is what I always glorify. I say, lets infect the minds of as many as we can through positive messages and hopeful thoughts – and soon we will finally be faced with a great domino effect praising unity through diversity.

Over the course of my life, I have had the privilege of meeting and getting acquainted with so many diverse cultures and societies around the globe. I have had the luxury to communicate with the various people of this gorgeous world. And I plan on travelling to all the remote corners of this earth to connect as many as I possibly can throughout this campaign – which I see as one of my most important missions and most urgent messages.

The inspiration came to me from the unconditional love that have for this beautiful, precious and divine “thing” we call LIFE.

I want to live life passionately.