Moulding her destiny
Her speech is crisp and concise, much like her designs. Unlike others, Renuka Prakash doesnt believe in embellishing her artistic dedication with words; she lets her work do the talking.
Renu, as she is known, comes from a family of artists with a common trait – none of them are formally trained.
“My grandmother, parents, sister, aunt – everyone is into arts and craft. And like the others, I am self-taught and have never taken classes for this.”
This fact evokes a slight twinge of regret in her too. “I always wanted to get into Chitrakala Parishath but my father didnt allow me to go there. He felt that it was too far which also had to do something with the fact that he considered all this a waste of time. I still wish I could have learnt something properly; my dad too repents the decision now.”
But destiny is too small a thing to stand in front of steely resolve and Renu now leads a life steeped in art and craft. Pebbles, used bottles, bathroom tiles – everything is a canvas for her now.
“I love making zentangles on everything. It helps me relax if I am disturbed …read more