Sushmita Mazumdar is a storyteller artist who has mastered bookmaking and transformed those skills into 3D painting. Professional artists may describe it as a version of bas-relief, a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background.
See her description of storybooks on this Smithsonian YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmhUD8r_36k
“Sushmita Mazumdar is a writer, designer, and book artist. She teaches art education programs for children and adults encouraging storytelling and passing cultural heritage from one generation to the next.”
Like many area artists, they are active in the greater DC Metro community with involvement with a number of art organizations. Arlington Artists Alliance has attracted new participants and the introduction increases diversity in ideas, styles and shared influence.
Sushmita’s work popped in the Gallery Underground seasonal opener this spring. She is enthusiastic about her work, and her work is very different in ideas and quality workmanship.
Crystal City Shops
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202