Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
I chose a very literal title for this piece because I want to leave the meaning behind it up to interpretation.
I created this piece to study the differences between light and shadow.
I used charcoal to create this piece, which is one of the earliest mediums used to create art.
My name is Sonam Mahawar and I am a freelance artist. While this is not my profession, it is my passion. Faces are usually my subject of study when I paint. It is there that the most emotion is expressed and capturing that on a canvas is my greatest joy and challenge. Art is the purest form of expression, including all mediums. I hope to express my feelings, thoughts, and ideas with you through drawings on a surface. A quick anecdote while you're perusing my profile: Being left handed in my culture is secretly looked down upon. It is out of the ordinary, non-dominant, sinful. My parents chose to ignore those ridiculous cultural notions and celebrated my uniqueness instead. I still have an news clipping my father saved detailing famous people who we're left handed. This unrelenting support is what fueled me to pursue skill in painting and drawing. I love being unique in that way. It makes me feel closer to the many offbeat and special artists that have come before me.