Artist Geeta Harvey leads you on a journey that spans two continents, highlights her emotions and experiences and presents its own unique symbolic language.
In her birthplace of India, she absorbed the sensual and intellectual world surrounding her. Moving to the United States added American traditions to her sensibilities and it was in Buffalo, New York that she synthesized the past and the present to create the imagery that makes up this book.
Beginning with figurative paintings she goes on to reveal imaginary landscapes with themes of isolation, separation, war, love and other conflicts. The figurative iconography gives way to abstraction and the world turns inanimate. She confronts the advent of computer technology with virtual icons - imaginary gods of cyberspace - and edifices that integrate humans with the electronic world. Reconstructed saris, landscapes and sumi ink paintings move the journey forward.
No matter what the theme, medium or idea, the images in Ancestral Linkages are unprecedented works with roots in Eastern traditions and the Western culture.
Geeta’s website is www.geetamani.com