Oceans Eleven by Soba Kaluthota
Born and lived most of my life in island nation Sri Lanka, known as the “Pearl of the Indian ocean”, I was inspired by the nature around me. Diversity of plants, animals and landscapes, never failed to amaze me. Evergreen rain forests to deep blue-ocean, diverse environments were my childhood playgrounds. Distant memory of that joyful ocean, inspired me to recreate patterns so close to my heart.
Although I haven’t had any formal fine-art education, I've never missed a learning opportunity. Training workshops and constant practice of new techniques honored my skills. My educational background in biology, help me to understand the patterns in nature and free flowing acrylics allow me to recreate those patterns. It is impossible to create two identical pieces, because of the free-flowing nature of the paints I use. Same as the nature, that doesn’t create two identical living being or landscapes.
All “Oceans Eleven” art works are ocean inspired. For some, the ocean is a noisy chaotic place. For others, it’s a constant amazement. The ocean heals the heart, mind, and soul. At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. As an artist, I want to share the beauty and diversity of patterns in nature and raise awareness on the value of protecting these precious resources. Whether it is thousands of miles away from us or at our doorstep, our actions affect nature. Only we can protect this beautiful earth.
This exhibition is available for viewing October 4, 2019 - November 24, 2019.
All public art spaces are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and during performances/events.