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The Dance

14"W x 11"H x 0.1"D

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Seema Kumar

MARIETTA, GA

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: marker, dreamscape, surrealistic, black grey, green, reds, black and blue, indianartist, original drawing, original artwork, freehand, curves, brushstrokes, entangled, green ink, red ink, blue ink, black ink, rhythmic, flow, dreamy, dreamscapes, works on paper, unique art, india ink, drawing, multicolor ink, multicolor, tree branches, trees, entwined, dancing figures, faceless figures, hidden faces, unique face, archival quality, contemporary, permanent marker, pen and ink, lines, abstract figurative

Media: ink, marker on paper

Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2016

"The Dance" is an original pen and ink artwork on archival quality paper for pens (110lb./178gsm), size 14"x11". It is made of free flowing, freehand lines with artist marker, and loose brushstrokes with archival India ink. The paper and drawing materials used are of archival quality.

This series of my mixed media drawings start during moments of confusion and introspection. As the shapes and forms emerge, the mental state shifts from chaos and confusion to calmness and clarity. The process of creating this was in a state of flow, and the flow visually created by the lines can be seen in the artwork. No pencil drawing or pre-planning was done.

I enjoy drawing with freehand, free-flowing lines with pen, pencil or marker, to ultimately achieve some kind of rhythm. The uninhibited lines and freehand action together create a story in the end. Every mark created leads to the next one, and the next and a story is created as the lines keep getting added.

I draw and paint intuitively and spontaneously, moving from chaos and void to order, balance and rhythm. I go with the flow, painting only something that I connect to, something that comes from deep within. For me, art is like meditation and music. It blocks out all negativities and pressures, putting me in a state of “flow” (as stated by Mihaly).

I am professionally a Designer, an Artist at heart and Writer for the soul. Originally an Artist-Designer from India, I currently reside in Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia, USA. Graduate in Drawing and Painting (Honours) and postgraduate in design (Master of Design- M.Des.), a state level award winning art student, visual art remains my first and foremost passion. After completing M.Des. in the year 2000, I started working as a designer in fashion and apparel industry in India. After eight years in the industry, joined fashion/apparel design institutes and taught drawing, illustration, art and design related subjects at graduate and postgraduate level for about another eight years, while pursuing my passion for art. With over sixteen years of work experience in the field of fashion, design, art and academics, I am a full time artist now and accept commissions for art and design.

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