Srinagar artist astounds with Mandala art

Srinagar (J&K), Nov 18 (ANI): A young self-taught artist in Srinagar has taken the Valley by storm with her astounding artwork, especially in Mandala art. Sauliha Qureshi, a BA Economics student, who has garnered several certificates over the last few years, often puts up exhibitions to showcase her artwork for which she received widespread praise. Speaking to ANI, Qureshi said that although she dabbles in semi-abstract art, stone painting, and t-shirt painting, she particularly enjoys painting mandalas, a circular geometric design used often in Islamic art and Kashmiri wood carvings. "My art journey started in Class 3. I was quite interested in art but did not take it seriously. I started to participate in several competitions and was greatly inspired by the work of fellow artists. With a little guidance in Class 10, I started to pursue it more seriously," she said. Mandalas are known well for being representative of wholeness and are also used as a model for the organizational structure of life, a diagram that shows relationships extended beyond minds and bodies.