The canvas is the heart, colors the soul. Joy and peace mix with deep secrets in ordinariness. Love and devotion intertwine in a fusion of feelings that remain largely undefined. Strong expressions compete with unknown sadness in uncountable shades. Ignorance and enlightenment are deeply rooted in the surrealism of human existence.

Cheerful colors, bold strokes and enigmatic emotions characterize the myriad works of Rohini Manindra, artist from Patna in north-central India. Armed with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts, she uses her palette to make statements with murals, portraits, sculptures and Siporex carvings that seem to say, “There’s a lot more between being, having and giving than meets the eye.”