She Moved Like A Dancer watercolor and ink by Meera Rao
India Art Journal 2015
She was a vegetable vendor. Everyday she sat by the roadside with a few crates of produce. She always dressed in simple though beautiful sarees with matching stylish blouses, bangles, flowers in her hair, and eyes rimmed with kohl. She also had a ready smile for her customers. This particular evening she was moving her crates to a storage area near by before calling it a day. As she lifted and carried her crates she moved like a dancer, light bouncing off the folds of her saree, face and body. I was captivated by the beauty and grace of her movements.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way
- things I had no words for. "
She Moved Like a Dancer 5.5x8" watercolor and ink on 140 lb Strathmore visual Journal