In this edition on Artist Uncovered, Sheethal Ramesh, a young architect from Bangalore, takes us through her "miniature land" and narrates her story of how she found love for miniature art.
Below is an excerpt from our conversation with Sheethal.
A: How would you define your artwork?
S: Miniature art is something that is loved by any age group. It's the replica of actual in a miniature way.
A: At what age did you start creating miniature art?
S: I started creating miniatures at the age of 22. Only recently, I've started to develope hyper realistic miniatures of food and objects.
A: How did you chance upon miniature art?
S: I always got fascinated with all kinds of miniature products and I love art. As I was browsing through it, I found the miniature art form and I started experimenting with simple objects. Now I create almost everything in miniature form.
A: What is the most important technique involved while creating such artworks?
S: I can safely say that there is no particular technique as such, but one must have the patience and be "hands-on" with clay.
A: Any suggestions or advice to our followers and readers?
S: My suggestion would be to have lots and lots of patience while making miniature art and also love what you do! Keep trying until you get the realistic effect on your miniature art work.
A: What are some of your favourite artworks and the idea behind creating them?
S: Some of my favourite artworks are masala dosa and idli.
The idea behind creating them was that it's a south Indian dishe and people here love to eat them. However, it was quite a challenge for me to get the right shade on dosa the chutney and the texture of the sambhar.
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