By Shilpa Shanker Narain
In early Indian texts, the idea of the divine was drawn from human experiences and thought. This is where my series Water’s Myth begins. It is an attempt to understand the primal nature of water as a substratum of human life and evolution—seen through the lens of an ancient civilization—through re-living, re-experiencing, re-imagining, and re-telling the stories and legends. Water’s Myth is a digital art and illustration series.
Shilpa Shanker Narain is a self-taught artist and illustrator working primarily in the field of digital art and painting. She uses traditional drawing and illustration techniques to explore ancient Indic stories, narratives, and mythology. Her art uses contemporary and modern color palettes, vibrant expression, and detailing in illustrations. Born and brought up in New Delhi, India, Shilpa is currently based out of Manila, Philippines.