The Radha-Krishna love story is immortal. It’s indeed hard to miss some of those remarkable illustrious works from renowned legends depicting this so-called pure love, and here is one artist from the city treading a similar path. For Sheena Anna, religion is not a barrier to her art concepts. The artiste, who has brought out some of the startling expressions of the eternal love through her brush strokes, says it’s her hardcore passion for Hindu gods that inspired her to conduct her very first expo on such a theme.
‘’I believe art is eternal, so is Radha-Krishna love. Many wonder why I am so much attracted towards the duo, though I am a Christian. To them, I would say, love has no religion’’. Sheena Anna, who is also a costume designer running her own designing unit, ‘Srishti’ in the city, adds that when she thought of hosting an expo, she couldn’t arrive at any other theme other that painting the duo’s eternal love. ‘’It was some years ago, after reading a newspaper article, that I became more familiar with these Hindu gods. Ever since, I have become a hardcore fan of this pair. I find their love incomparable and divinely inspiring,’’ says Sheena, who has displayed twelve works in Indian ink, illustrating the divine duo.
‘’It’s a bliss to imagine the duo roaming around in the gardens without fear and sharing some quality time with each other. Krishna’s youthful dalliance and Radha’s immortal love for her beloved ought to be one of the most beautiful expressions of love,’’ adds the artist, who says that she has had no formal training in painting. ‘’It was only very recently that I joined a mural art class. I have become a hardcore admirer of this temple art. Coincidentally, my tastes are very traditional, though they reflect the Hindu culture externally’’.
The artist says she is simply thrilled with the response from her first expo.
‘’It was my dream to host at least one expo in my lifetime. With this first experience, I am more excited and confident that I can prove myself as an artist,’’ she says.
The expo, going on at the Art Gallery, will conclude on Friday. Timings: 11 am to 7 pm.