Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting can be rotated in any direction.
I was trying to capture a specific emotion--a punch in the gut feeling.
That was the emotion I started painting with, and by the time I was finishing it I became more interested in creating cavities or mazes within the blue because I was thinking about the arteries in my dad's heart. His heart was struggling at the time after experiencing two heart attacks.
More important to me is what you might see in this painting.
Responses I have received include:
"It resembles a 'diya,' which is Hindi for candle, for the season of Diwali"
"I see the elements-- fire, earth, water-- and our degree of control over them. There is still much unknown about air and water, which is why they are represented roaming the fringes of the painting"
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