MEET THE ARTIST
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Vidya Shyamsundar, a self-taught artist and educator, was born and raised in southern India and has called the United States home for over two decades. Currently based in Downingtown, PA, she operates from her at-home art studio.
Vidya's artistic process involves creating mixed media mandalas on wooden boards, layering collage, paint, mark-making, textures, words, and symbolism; this process facilitates contemplation, guides her through daily chaos, explores childhood memories, and provides solace and inner calm.
In a world dominated by distractions, technology dependence, and diverse familial and community roles, Vidya emphasizes the need for retreat in today's fast-paced lifestyle, often driven by the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). She believes that nurturing ourselves is essential for hope and healing.
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