‘Jungle’ explores abstract architectural spaces combined with Samira’s love for plants. This series was conceptualized during her time living in the lush state of Goa, India. She was deeply drawn towards flora and fauna of this beautiful tropical state. It was during this time Samira turned vegan. As she learned more about climate change and the destruction of tropical bio diversity on our planet, she wanted to capture the beauty of jungles into her abstract art.
Jungles cover only about 2% of land on our planet and have more than half of the world's animals, insects and plant species. Due to human activities these bio diverse areas are shrinking at an alarming rate causing many species to go extinct each day.
Being an animal lover, Samira feels the need to protect these endangered areas on our planet. She wants viewers to see the beauty she sees in plants as she talks about them through her art. Each painting starts with a small abstract watercolour composition inspired by landscapes, which is then recreated on wood panels in the form of thin layers in acrylic paint using brushes, water, spray cloth and other tools. Once the abstract layers are done, she then paints plants that have been photographed during her travels. Her latest set of paintings are inspired from her recent visit to the Island of Hawaii in Feb 2020.