Heart Over Crown by Shyama Kuver
Heart Over Crown artist Shyama Kuver describes her work beautifully, saying... 🖤 "My art is an extension of my perspectives on utilizing tenderness and spirituality as a vehicle to connect with others to create radical transformation in the world. Our society is filled with so much hurt and oppression - it's important that we're critical of the structures that exist to perpetuate this pain and also to see that we are our own answer - when we support one another and heal ourselves we are truly being revolutionary. My art strives to remind us of this essence." ✨
Moving from San Francisco, where she created graffiti artwork with friends and as a public + activist artist, she took a big leap of faith to DC. She left a job she loved and her family trusting that things would work out, which turned into sharing what has been most true to since childhood: her art.
Shyama calls herself a "community grown creative." Once she started sharing her art publicly on IG, things took on a momentum of their own. She thanks the @acreativedccommunity for connecting her with so many DC people during her transition to the city. She now uses paint, graphite, ink, and pixels to depict her world and explore the realities of mind and spirit in ways that come across intriguingly rich and ethereal.
When she joined Femme Fatale last year, she instantly felt like she was part of a bright + beautiful family. As a mural artist for the space, she appreciated the supportive environment and opportunity. She says that being an artist can be very isolating, and her favorite thing about what she does is constantly being propelled forward through the support of community.
Lucky for you, @femmefataledc has extended their pop-up run through July in Columbia Heights! Check out Shyama's @heartovercrown work in person or online for a glimpse into the soul of the universe.