Mixed Media Artist
Mandalas & Landscapes
Often times we desire moments of solace in our everyday lives.
My symbolic mandalas and imaginary landscapes offer a momentary retreat, revealing a path to connect with our inner selves.
Welcome to Vidya Shyamsundar Art!
Mandala making is a sacred ritual symbolizing the impermanence of human existence. Drawing and painting a mandala brings back vivid recollections of my mother effortlessly creating stunning mandalas before dawn on our porch every day in my home country of India. Painting a mandala gives me a feeling of belonging and identity, a practice that makes me feel closer to my home. Here, in my home studio in Pennsylvania, I use a tiny paint brush to make colorful, intricate symmetrical mandala patterns with lines, loops, and curves -- working organically from the center outwards. Through symbolism and motifs, a message continues to resonate: Nothing in life is permanent. We learn to move forward in our lives, chasing our dreams and holding on to the power of faith.
When painting a landscape, I allow myself to wander into an imaginary universe where elements of abstraction and realism intertwine. In a paradise of color splashes and peculiar shapes, I become a fearless child with no boundary to my curiosity. Visualizing and painting this world give me the comfort of connecting my inner self with the spirits of loved ones, now passed, who cared for me in my youth. This temporary refuge helps me find solace and nourishes my soul; a way to reconnect with my past in the present through a magical realm of mystery.
Photo Credit: Niv Shyamsundar
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