Fine artists are often asked about the inspiration behind their work. Family history, mythology, the human figure, religion, tragedy, and joy are often the motivation for artistic exploration and expression. The call for social change can also propel unique and undeniably powerful works of art from painters and poets alike.
Indian born artist and poet Salma Arastu is among those who have developed a philosophy of life that reflects her global awareness and sensitivity to all living things. She’s also been deeply impacted by the impact of climate change that she’s experienced in her adopted state of California. The acclaimed, multi-talented Indian artist shares her story here.
Interview by Sandy Levine and Ela Shah