I am Savitri, a self-taught artist. Born in India to immigrant parents from Nepal, I grew up experiencing what not having clean water & sanitation means, yet never missing the chance to laugh, enjoy the sunshine and admire the beauty of my surroundings. While unpleasant encounters that accompanied belonging to the female gender made me question the fairness of society regarding gender, strong family support and values kept my confidence alive, and art was my eternal happy place. Art made even the hard facts of our life a little less uncomfortable.
Today, with education and hard work, while my circumstances have changed, many women still see the same struggles. To make sure that the focus continues to be on improvement, I use art as a powerful tool to bring those issues to the forefront. My art is an abstraction of my experience, struggle, emotions & observations in life. Often, the process of concretizing my thoughts and memories becomes a powerful and emotional journey. Hence, the majority of my work can be categorized as abstract however, based on the project it often swings between realism and surrealism. Most of my work is done using acrylic medium & occasionally I wander into the world of watercolors.
My goal is to evoke curiosity among observers regarding empowerment and help them awake and connect with those who experience challenges. While societies may seem disparate, and issues may seem to be a disconnect, we are all connected across borders, races, and gender. I see my art as the connection which helps us understand each other through the lens of our fundamental needs. Most of my art
My art is a crossroads of human emotions and