Submission Title

When In Doubt

Artist Statement

In my painting titled "When In Doubt," I explore the concept of uncertainty and the importance of perseverance.

The painting depicts individuals using various transportation methods, each one symbolizing the different paths we take in life. It is a representation of the journey that we all embark upon, full of twists and turns, uncertainties and challenges. Despite the chaos of life, this painting is a reminder to never give up and to keep pushing forward.

For me, "The Teacher" in my life has been my own experiences. I have faced many challenges and obstacles, and each one has taught me valuable lessons. These experiences have taught me to be resilient and to never give up, no matter how difficult things may seem.

When I look at this painting, it awakens a sense of anxiety and fear within me, but also a sense of hope and resilience. The colors used in the painting perfectly capture these conflicting emotions. The shades of blue and green evoke a sense of calmness and tranquility, while the darker shades of red and black convey a sense of fear and anxiety.

Overall, "When In Doubt" is a powerful reminder to stay strong in the face of adversity. It is a call to action, urging us to keep moving forward, no matter what life may throw our way.

About the Artist

Chaimae Oualid is a Moroccan-American artist and medical student who is currently based in South Florida. Born and raised in Morocco, Chaimae spent her early years exploring the vibrant culture of her homeland. Her passion for art was evident from a young age, as she would spend hours sketching and painting scenes from her daily life. As she grew older, Chaimae developed a fascination with electronic music, particularly the melodic variety. She found that painting to the rhythm of the music helped her to unwind from the demands of her studies, and provided a creative outlet for her innermost thoughts and emotions. Chaimae's art is heavily influenced by her multicultural background. She draws on both her Moroccan heritage and American lifestyle to create unique pieces that merge identities and social context in contemporary time. Her art highlights differences and similarities in perceptions of various human behaviors by different cultures, showcasing the beauty and complexity of diversity. In her work, Chaimae explores the ways in which people interact with one another, and how these interactions are shaped by culture and tradition. She is greatly inspired by her entourage as well as her personal experiences, which provide her with a deep well of ideas and feelings to draw from. Despite the demands of medical school, Chaimae continues to pursue her passion for art. She sees it as a vital part of her life, allowing her to express herself and connect with others in meaningful ways. Her paintings are a reflection of her unique perspective on the world, and a celebration of the richness of diversity. Chaimae's ultimate goal as an artist is to inspire viewers to appreciate and embrace the differences that make us all unique.