Over the years Aida realized that much of the inspiration
for her pieces came from the randomness of her day-to-day life in Addis Ababa.
She was obsessed with capturing as many moments as possible and found
motivation from the light, the people, the streets, and all that she
encountered. The foundation of her visual language stems from her experiences
as a photojournalist. She uses this form because it offers her a visual
language to express her thoughts, emotions, and experiences. She also
draws inspiration from poetry to create her wonderful challenging works.