Hope-Tree of Life by Spriha Gupta
24 x 36 inches
Artist Statement: Hope is something we all hold very dear to our hearts. This tree emanates hope and joy while celebrating and respecting nature at the same time.This traditional style of intricate designs and patterns are inspired by the Indian Traditional Gond style of painting. The Gond style of paintings in India were inspired by nature and other human emotions. They held nature sacred as they believed that each tree, hill etc had a soul and thus the reverence. Nature and its elements are very dear to the artist and this piece is her way to pay homage and celebrate the tree. The bright yellow and orange background is cheerful for good things to come. In a world full of strife, loss and unnecessary human loss we need Hope to carry us through.
The artist has used acrylics paints on a mounted canvas to create this piece.
Bio: An evolving exploration of the landscape of the human mind, body and soul as it balances itself with the strength and vulnerability of nature.
Spriha is a narrative mixed media artist bringing organic forms and textures into her body of work. She uses iconic symbolism to exemplify concepts close to her heart that are influenced by personal, societal and environmental changes. Strongly influenced by her Indian cultural roots she is fearless in her use of colors and weaves them into her creation. She feels that art can pull one out of isolation in so many ways and illuminate the interior world that resides in each one of us while engaging in a dialogue. Art heals; it calms and inspires. She builds layers and textures with different materials including various gel mediums and majority of her work is built around found objects. The almost three-dimensional pieces of her work suggest that art has no boundaries and being limitless in nature the colors and forms flow from one space to another.
Spriha’s artworks have been featured at various exhibition venues including The Monmouth Museum, Ellarslie-The Trenton City Museum, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey , Grounds for Sculpture, The New Hope Arts Center, Princeton Arts Council, West Windsor Arts Council and Hopewell Arts Council. Her work will also be featured this summer at the Newark Museum of Art. Her works are a part of private collections across the globe.
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