EMOTIONAL STORY OF ADI, HER EMOTIONAL PATH & WHY SHE IS DIVING INTO THE NFT MARKET
Adi Guigui is a self-taught artist based in NYC. She began painting in late 2018 using acrylics as my preferred medium. During a difficult transition in life, she used art as her outlet for self-expression, and it helped her understand her thoughts and emotions more deeply than she could have ever imagined.
Throughout her life, she had difficulties expressing herself and understanding her emotions. Later, she learned that she was an empath. She felt her conscious and unconscious feelings and those around her much more profound. Absorbing so much energy became overwhelming and would often lead her to isolate herself so that she could recharge. In January 2019, She experienced her first personal loss. Her grandmother’s death was the first time she learned grief, and she did not know how to process it. She cried for the loss and anguished her family would feel. She described every possible feeling they might have, yet She could not convey her own. As time passed, she started acting as if nothing had happened. Before the loss, she decided she wanted to start painting. At first, she played around with shapes and colors and created decorative pieces. One day, she had no plan, but she wanted to paint something. She set up all her materials and mediums and started with brushstrokes of bright colors, pinks, yellows, blues. Before she knew it, she created her first soul art painting. She called it “Third Eye Awakening”. Two short months before grandmother’s death, as well as the following months, she was juggling two demanding careers, working seven days a week, training every day, basically running on fumes. She was also struggling with toxic relationships in her life. She created this painting, what you could call the calm before the storm. At this point, she was at the peak of the world and was slowly approaching her fall.
Right before her grandmother’s passing, she painted a beautiful decorative piece. Suddenly a wave of emotion hit her; she started painting over it. She wasn’t thinking; she wasn’t planning. I just started mixing colors and adding more brush strokes. She had tears running down her face. In less than 15 minutes, she had her first expressionist painting, “Unhinged.” The second, which she painted following, was too dark. She hid it and never brought it out again, nor did she name it.
When my grandmother passed, she started crashing. The lowest point of her crash happened exactly four months after her grandmother’s death. She felt she needed a release. Tears streamed down her face as she gathered a canvas, a single brush, blue and black paint. Within minutes she had created “The Last Day.” She’ll leave the inspiration of the name to the reader’s imagination. It took time to pick herself back up, but art was her savior. As time passed, and she learned to use her art as a diary to release all her deepest hidden feelings, she would use it as her recharge. She now had an outlet for all the energy she would absorb from others. Sometimes, she would paint the absorbed emotions of others in portraits, and that became her “Aura” Series. After my first two “Aura” paintings, in a completely unrelated conversation with a clairsentient, she told me that my purpose in life was to help others through my art. She had never seen her art, nor had she known her style of art. A year ago, while living in Israel, Adi met with a shaman. They had discussed and practiced rituals to fully release all the energies and pain she had absorbed over the years. After some time with him, Adi showed him paintings she created just days before meeting him. One of them is “Inner Entities.” It was a perfect depiction of what was going on inside her before they met. After meeting with the shaman, she felt lighter, and she felt refreshed and ready to start over. Now she started creating abstract and pop art. She started painting for pure enjoyment, and she tried different styles and mediums to broaden her skill set. Eventually, she started selling commissioned work.
Fast forward to a month ago. November 2021. The worst experience of my life. She never knew such pain and sadness until the death of my aunt, Nili. Her death was the grief she never knew she could feel. Nili was like a sister, a best friend, and a second mother, all wrapped into one. They shared every part of our lives, and losing her was losing a part of herself. Days after she died, she created “Buried” and later, “The Journey to Heaven.” Nili was her biggest supporter when it came to art. She wanted Adi to make it, and she knew Adi would make it. It was something she often said to her. So Adi does this for her. Nili is the motivator for her to try something new, be courageous like she always was, and share it with others. She has paintings that she has never displayed and has many artworks that she is not willing to sell. All this leads her into her new venture, NFTs. NFTs are a way to share artwork that Adi holds dear to herself, and others can own and experience art pieces that otherwise never would have been sold to or shared with anyone. In discussions with multiple NFT experts as well as artists who have slowly entered space while learning, smart contracts, blockchains, gas fees and which network to sell her work on be ready for an amazing NFT Collection from this not only great artist but great human to come to an NFT platform soon.
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