Pakistani truck artist, Haider Ali, paid tribute to George Floyd, an American citizen whose unjust murder in Minneapolis gave birth to #BlackLivesMatter movement across the world.
Hailed from Karachi, Ali painted a mural of late Floyd in Pakistani traditional truck art style. The eye-catching fresco contains special sayings against racism and colorism. ‘Adal, Insaaf, Barabari’ was the prominent message, the artist had to convey.
“Hum kaaley hain tou kia hua, dil waley hain (So what if we’re dark-skinned? We’ve got big hearts),” reads the mural. It also features another saying that goes, “Goron ki na kaalon ki, Dunya dil walon ki’ (This world belongs neither to whites or blacks, only for those with big hearts).”
While talking to Dunya News, Haider explained the importance of ‘black’ colour near an artist. “I believe black colour is an essential part of the universe and an artist is extremely aware of this. Even stars shine in the dark,” Ali said.
The artist dedicated his art to all those people around the world who are fighting against inequality and injustice.
On the other hand, Ali’s art remained trending on Twitter and people had to praise the message conveyed through it.
Haider Ali is a Pakistani truck artist who created this tribute to George Floyd in solidarity with the black lives matter movement and the global fight against racism. The mural is painted in traditional Pakistani truck art style replete with flowers, bold colors and Urdu poetry. pic.twitter.com/3CPVoAm4Pd
— Zamin (@Zamin194) June 11, 2020
His mame is Haider Ali, pretty famous all over the world
— Naveer Bin Razi (@NaveerBinRazi) June 11, 2020
Haider Ali, a Pakistani truck artist has painted a mural of George Floyd. Haider dedicated a whole wall to him in a truck art style mural that features a special saying.“Hum kaaley hain tou kia hua,dil waley hain (So what if we’re dark-skinned? We’ve got big hearts), #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/H5ot0bgGQI
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 11, 2020
Expressing solidarity with #GeorgeLloyd a Pakistani Truck Artist Haider Ali paints a mural on the wall of his house in #Karachi, Pakistan 🇵🇰 https://t.co/bi58eFQN1t#GeorgeFloydMurder pic.twitter.com/p8q0ZFyq7S
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) June 11, 2020
Picture Courtesy: Sana Fatima – Dunya News