Shida

@mik_shida  ↘️࿋Immersion Print࿋↙️

11 hours ago

The "Immersion" wood block print is now available (Link in Bio). I would sincerely like to thank everyone that pre-ordered for their patience. It's a testing time for me right now and I appreciate the support.

a week ago

I'm going offline for a while. I really appreciate everyone's kind words over the past days. ✌️

2 weeks ago

Part 2. Everyone's kind words and support is very much appreciated in my search for justice.

2 weeks ago

Dear friends. I have had an extremely stressful and traumatic couple of days. On Sunday afternoon I was involved in a incident with a Vigilante after painting this wall in Yarraville. A man aggressively tailgated me and my passengers @askulloffoxes and @twiggyhunter . I made multiple U-turns trying to disengage from the situation and Zheani wound down her window and pleaded for the man to stop following us, to which he replied something angrily about graffiti. We where all anxious and I decided to pull over the car feeling unsafe to continue driving. I exited my vehicle and the man wound down his window, I leant in and confronted him about following us. At this point he panicked, grabbed my arm and stepped on the gas of his Jaguar. I was dragged at high speed for 700meters while desperately pleading for the man to pull over. At this point a witness overtook the man and forced him from the road. I managed to free myself and collapsed. I was than taken to the Emergency to be checked and treated for injuries. The police have still not interviewed me. They have refused to take evidence and have failed to adequately investigate. They claimed they had scoured the scene and found no footage. After reaching out to the media a Journalist from 9news managed to find CCTV footage in less than an hour. I am lucky to be alive and I am calling out for the art communities support to get justice and set a precedent. Thank you to everyone that has already reached out. Please Share. Your support will make the difference.

a month ago

"Immersion" woodblock print now on pre-sale. Link in bio. 🔗

2 months ago

Do you think I realised before or after I stretched this painting that it doesn't fit in the car? 😓

2 months ago

💃💃💃

2 months ago

Dark cold wet night. 🌑

2 months ago

🌑 I've been wandering the streets at night again.

3 months ago

Working on new paintings for an exhibition late this year in Melbourne. More details soon 💞

4 months ago

I was raised militant atheist but nothing has ever fascinated me more that mythology and religion. I believe myths are instinctually created by the human mind as a kind of software in order to help guide us through the world and make us aspire to collective ideals. In the absence of religion the instinct to cling to ideals is just as active, but rather than venerating the transcendent, we instead worship the various isms just as blindly. What bothers me most is the contemporary trend of criticism, dissecting and deconstructing everything from Art to the sacred relationship between men and women. Our current myth is one that pulls apart, that finds fault, it levels people rather than inspiring humanity up. I was raised to be critical, but now I think there is more value in the search for value than in criticism.

5 months ago

Theres still a way to go on this painting... however I'm quite enjoying it at this stage. 🐎

5 months ago

"Weaving Fates" New limited edition, hand finished block print. ✔️ Link in bio 💏

6 months ago

"First light, spirits rise." My entry for this years Wynne Prize is on its way to the Art Gallery of NSW. Scroll for details! 🌄 #wynneprize #shida

6 months ago

This one found a new home today. A positive affirmation for a new direction.

6 months ago

👺 First attempt ever at a self portrait. 💃🏿