Sonalee Hardikar ARTwww.ArtPal.com/sonalee
I love color. A saturated paint palette that infuses me with nostalgia about my vibrant and colorful native country thrills me. As i traverse continuously between two continents, two cultures ,two lifestyles,my work tries to capture the longing for the places embedded in memory. Its this travelling that has made me understand the value of color and how its read in different cultures.
I enjoy creating work that one can keep looking at to get to deeper layers of the artistic process, which sometimes can open up unknown portals to our own deeper selves.In my work I aspire to create the kind of joy that comes with having felt momentarily connected; to a larger macrocosm, to the matrix/universe, to the sublime,even if momentarily.
In my other avatars elsewhere I am a homemaker, a mother of two super energetic kids, a theater practitioner,a documentary film-maker, a student of Shaiva/Buddhist/Tibetan philosophies,and a teacher of Indian art and aesthetics at leading National Theater,and Filmmaking institutes in India
I can be reached at sonaleeh [!at] yahoo.com