The Southern Art form has been a part of my life growing up, and it is my inspiration for creating this collection named "Shadow Play".
Shadow Play is a traditional Southern art form of entertainment. Therefore, I chose bright and contrasting colors to create the illusion of light, shadow and the state of euphoria.
I intended for anyone who came across my paintings to have a wonderful time interpreting the hidden elements I have painted in between several layers and textures. Some more abstract than others.
For example, in Night Time Fable I played with the ideas of movement, lighting and emotions rather than telling a direct interpretation of shadow play. Whereas in Cho Chang Elephant I have painted several elephants layered in different ways.
"I used various tools and a mix of acrylic and other colors to create different textures which give out the flow of movement and light." - Saroj
There are different layers of movements in each painting so you can enjoy interpreting the "dances" that are happening. I intended to capture the way lights and shadows interacted with one another so there is no complete darkness but there will be specks of light shining through as characters intertwined in shadow plays.