Mukta Gupta

United States

  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Languages: Silence

About me:

Mukta was born in a small town in state of Haryana, India, at the border of the northwestern desert state of Rajasthan. At an early age, the vibrant colors and sweet melodies of nature and nomadic gypsies, called Banjaras, influenced her inner being and outer world. Her own Banjara existence yearned for stability, at least in her inner being, which is nonexistent in the outer world for obvious reasons of inherent uncertainty, being the very nature of our physical material world that we are made of.

Her Art was born out of the need to create symmetry out of asymmetry, harmony out of disharmony and order out of chaos in the explosively violent world where life itself has become an industrial commodity to satisfy the lust of the consumer, capitalistic world overpowered by the greed, anger and fear, created by the survival instinct of our reptilian brains. Her art is an effort to perceive and recreate higher dimensions of our spiritual world that is lost in the mist of lower dimensions of materialistic individuality (humanity), which is exploding like a cancer since it tries to engulf everything in its way, including itself.

Maybe this effort would reach out to the depths of compassion and understanding of the human spirit that is searching for itself so it can heal and grow again and create a world that is full of awe-inspiring beauty and laughter.

T present she is teaching Chemistry and Biochemistry as an adjunct faculty at Hawaii Pacific University.

Exhibit change by:

Change starts from within oneself.

I'm passionate about:

art, reading, writing, music, environment, hiking in the deep deserts and jungles, traveling, Silat (indonesian Kung fu), natural healing techniques, vipassana meditation, Kundalini yoga, Neurochemistry, women's issues, freedom and equality,

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Why Wars?
I wrote this poem while sitting on the swing in the back of my house, which is perched on the top of a mountain. I remember it was a summer's day, and I was feeling torn by the wars outside and inside myself. All of a sudden, it came to me--the realization that conflicts and wars are caused by my own ego. Only by peeling away the layers of anger, jealousy and fear that are products of my ego can I heal myself and the world around me.  

From Community:

This poem came to me while one day sitting in the garden I was hit with the realization that I didn't laugh much anymore. Each of us has probably felt the same (at some point in their lives) in their struggle to survive and forget living in the process.  

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Living in the Moment
Have you ever heard voices in your head--hundreds of them, thousands of them--keeping you up in the middle of the night? Or fought hard to hush those voices for fear of losing your sanity? The world around you zips by in nanoseconds, and you know you need to be able to keep your bearings here to survive. Caught in a disorienting visual swirl, you ponder over the meaning of life... What is this madness for? This grueling reality of trying to do something? This trying to find a voice? This trying to make something out of an otherwise insipid life?

From Exhibiting You:

This series of paintings is based on my relationship with my younger sister. We have grown up together, then grown apart, then grown back together again, stronger than before. Throughout the years, we have developed a deep friendship and enjoy many shared memories.

From Exhibiting You:

Step into the crowded Dar Taliba, a girls' dormitory in rural Morocco. Photographer Amy Thompson takes you behind the walls that separate girls from the public space of boys and men. All the photographs are unposed and made with available light on film. Follow along with this slide show and discover a hidden world of reading, prayer, sports, whispers and the universal dramas of adolescent years.


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