Paintings by Natasha Shoro

In my art, a spiritual journey is reflected in the mapping of my work. From the prominent, fluid strokes to the earthy, textures expressed through mixed media it is evident that Mother Nature is my best teacher. My inner space evolved from the mercy of the womb – the Mother-Daughter interconnectedness as nature’s gift. This connection gives an uplifting and spiritual existence to my being. The layers and screens, through which I live, give a sense of containment and fluid space with self-discovery and reflection of my surroundings. Exposed to eastern and western worlds through my roots, my identity soars through layers of color and intuitive mark making. Outer space is brought forth in the mapping of aerial views, ocean depths, and desert like spaces from my travels. The fluidity of crossing boundaries and overlapping bring upon the relationships of world religions and spiritual being on earth. The mapping festival is the skin of the earth with which I have a deep connection and am empowered by the colors, textures and patterns of nature. Through this process of experimental art, I feel the layers and transparencies of my essence unfolding in front of me.  

Photography & Poetry by Anushe Shoro

My eye for the perfect capture, be it through my mind or my camera lens is inspired by my connection with nature. While the play of light and moving shadows attract the artist in me, I find the patterns and rhythms found in nature to be most intriguing. I celebrate my inner being, which include my thoughts and feelings in the moment of connecting with my outer being, my environment. This creative process allows me to reflect upon and explore my identity as a human being and as a living organism coexisting with nature. The exploration of my essence of being has thus far been a journey of self-development and learning while also teaching me about my connection to my mother, and how my spirit dances with hers.