Artist Statement - Geeta Dave
Inspired by my heritage and the beauty of India, I always paint symbols with a full range of narrative expressions that come from the world of nature. I like to work mostly with large murals. I paint with passion, using intense colors and swirling forms to reveal hidden animals and the sacredness of all life. Snakes are the symbol of balance, rebirth, and eternity. They are sacred to many cultures, and I paint them with respect.
My work explores the relationship of force and identity using symbols of the life circle on earth. I create a connection between primal forces that investigates the interconnectedness of people, nature and their environment.
My work is a solid expression of my wish for cosmic balance. My goal is to create and visually express ideas and concepts that go beyond the boundaries of sharing the grace of continual renewal of life.
We each have a life story that has shaped our present identity, and it is through reflection that we are able to gain an understanding of ourselves and our environment.
This allows us to realize our connection to the creative life cycle. For me, this connection is the most powerful movement.