Radha Lakshmi
Radha Lakshmi is an interdisciplinary artist whose contemporary works of art emerges from the 'Feminine and Earth' and women's ritual arts from South of India. Radha is educated at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA with a Masters of Fine Art, summa cum laude and Bachelors of Fine Art, magna cum laude, from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, USA. Her span of experience and content reaches from the Folklore traditions of Southern India to the Indigenous Art of Northern Territory of Australia and  to traditional and contemporary printmaking.  She has worked as an art consultant and faculty at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore India from 2006 to 2009. She has been a visiting Scholar at RISD, Darwin University, Australia and College of Fine Arts in Sydney Australia. She has won a number of awards for her art and her works has been collected in Museums and Galleries nationally and internationally. She currently lives in Cincinnati and teaches 'Creating Sacred Spaces' workshops through art and meditation for children and  adults. In Chennai, Southern India, where I grew up, women rose before dawn. It was their quiet time with the universe; free from their hectic schedule that they face during the day, women clean and draw geometrical rice powdered patterns on the ground, at the entrances of their home. This traditional ritual of creating sacred patterns with rice powder or paste on walls or the ground is a tradition that has been passed down from mother to daughter for over two thousand years.  It is known with different names in different parts of India, Kolam, Mandala in Chennai, Athipu in Kerala, Alpana in Bengal, Madana in Rajasthan etc.
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