Rakshika & Kashyap Thakor
Parkpoint Santa Rosa is proud to feature the work of these two talented artists.
Kashyap's photography captures the beauty of the Himalayas and Japan.
Rakshika is sharing several examples of her unique print and textile artwork.
"My memory of growing up in India and my love for nature are two of the greatest influences I draw upon during my creative process. My love of traveling around the world and my heritage from India have given me so much joy and continue to inspire me to explore new ways to share my experience with others. I am a Printmaker and Textile artist.
My printmaking art involves, wood cut, linoleum cut, monotype, monoprint, etching, collograph, drypoint, aquatint. I also love to combine this different technique in one plate, making the image more interesting. For my textile art, I do silk scarves with mixed elements of tie-dye, brush painting and use my woodblocks and linoleum blocks design on my scarves. Recently I have also started doing block printing on pillow covers.
I do all of my own work and keep my editions small. Sometimes I don't generate editions because I love to explore printing one plate in many different ways, thus creating a new and unique print every time. Each print that I create is an original piece on 100% rag paper." - Rakshika Thakor