GREENWICH ART SOCIETY 103rd ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Juror: Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & NYC
BRAIDED (image and narrative below) is juried into this exhibit
BRAIDED is based on the South Indian traditional art form, Kolam and is from my Kolam/Connections Series. A daily pre-dawn ritual of women drawn at thresholds of homes in South India, these are math-based geometric line compositions drawn (with rice flour) on a grid of dots. There are various theories about the significance of kolams - a welcoming feature, an ode to Mother Earth, to ward off evil, a symbolic “charity begins at home” gesture as ants, bugs and birds feed on the rice flour, etc. To me, it’s a reminder that we humans are all “connected” in so many ways, in joy, in pain, in healing. Sharing my culture and symbolizing that we are all braided together and are part of one race - the human race.
Curator's Best-in-Show, InsideSmall (NJ) for abstract "Finding Chartruese in Gray Skies" 2019
Stamford Art Association (CT) Award for oil painting "Fall for Marshlands" 2018