Visitors, event the critics, are deceived in the first sight taking these art as mere sketches. These are the insights expressed in mere lines but in the form of historical images – jatra, mandir, toran, rakshak or any details crafted on walls, doors, gates and surrounding of architectural heritages. “The historical images are both forms and medium for me, to make the abstract insights concrete- they are home to my lines,” Sushila says.
She expects from the serious art readers to try to understand her lines- their length motion, direction and anything possible beyond the dominant images they collectively reflect. Leaving aside the negative areas – so to speak negative energy – to be consumed and consummated with emptiness, she has accentuated the positive areas with her lines. At the same time, she has left the most obvious parts – nose and eyes of the deities for example – untouched that gives onlookers space to imagine! Her effort seems to be making abstract the concrete and most concrete the abstract – beauty in perfection on one level and ‘imperfect beauty’ in another level. Hers are not sketches and shades, but shades without a shade- cosmic shades with full of positive energy.