Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Lakshmi Sriraman

Painting

Lakshmi's Studio
293 Meadow Valley Rd.
Lexington, KY 40511
859-608-8898http://www.lakshmistudio.comlakshmi@shreedance.com
When I see a blank canvas I see a space filled with possibilities, possibilities for life to express itself in a million ways. When I am struck by an imagery that I want to paint I seek out a canvas like a lotus does the sun. A canvas to me is a fertile womb ready to give birth to life.
 
I love colors and the different painting traditions and techniques and the way they relate to and interact with each other. They dance, merging and blending, contrasting, holding many promises for me and the audience. There seems be a language of love that they communicate through. The contrasts in techniques also hold a certain amount of tension and harmony as they are juxtaposed on a canvas. My work is to seek the balance and expression in that context.
 
As a performing artist, I seek movement and tempo in my paintings, and as a painter, I seek to express colors, patterns and textures in my dance. Ultimately I want my art to inspire my audience to re-engage with the world around them in life affirming ways.