Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
The ocean also represents how while I may be working in the city, my feet and my heart remain in the sand mesmerized by the ocean, awaiting my next opportunity to worship it. My time in nature balances and grounds me when I may feel lost or purposeless.
Sometimes I feel anxiety when I think about my role in the unsustainable aspects of our society. It feels like when the winds come the buildings will fall over. The potted plant on the table is a symbol of knowledge exchange. Instead of knowledge of how to live in balance with nature, we have selected immediate rewards and dependence on robots. As stated in the previous painting 'Potted;' we have become like potted plants, easy to pick up and move, however fragile without our cellphones and credit cards.
The close up window on the left side represents my watching in the dark as the ocean sweeps.
Shreya Soni is an emerging artist with international roots that can be traced throughout her artwork. Shreya shares her love of her birthplace in India, and experiences around the world including Bahrain, the United States, Nicaragua, South Africa and Mozambique in the stories of her artwork. Shreya won the People's Choice Award from the Fairfax Art League three months in a row in 2014. In 2008, Shreya was a recipient of the Uphoff scholarship for her series on Shakespeare in Washington D.C., as well as winning Scholastic Gold Portfolio Award and a Congressional Medal. Eleven of her paintings are currently on display at Busboys and Poets Shirlington location in Arlington, Virginia. She also has artwork hanging at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio and Old Town Hall Gallery in Fairfax, Virginia and Pinnacle Offices in Bethesda, Maryland. Shreya was president of the Art Student's Society at the University of Virginia, mobilizing the student body for two showcases spanning performance arts and visual arts. Learn more about Shreya on her website shreyapaintsor follow her to see how she grows by clicking like on her page on Facebook: facebook.com/shreyapaints