Size: 48"W x 36"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This piece comes from my series on 'Mental Landscapes' where I aim to bring together what we have created and what may have been.
I met these beautiful horses at a friend's organic farm in Montana. I have always felt horses to be wise, sentient beings. Here I wanted to bring together a discotheque and the farm on the same panel to better understand personal questions about identity. I am an immigrant and I come from a family with conservative values. My parents are close to me and I struggle to explain the choices I have available to me and decisions I make to them. I am the horse facing the viewer at a bar, and in the back is my family on a farm. In creating this artwork I also wanted to bring attention to the creation of modern structures, where they stand and what might have been.
The painting is on a large standard canvas, wired and ready to hang.
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