Ancestral Linkages

A Journey from New Delhi to Buffalo

by Geeta Harvey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781480844223
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781480844230
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781480844216

About the Book

Artist Geeta Harvey leads you on a journey that spans two continents, highlights her emotions and experiences and presents its own unique symbolic language.
In her birthplace of India, she absorbed the sensual and intellectual world surrounding her. Moving to the United States added American traditions to her sensibilities and it was in Buffalo, New York that she synthesized the past and the present to create the imagery that makes up this book.
Beginning with figurative paintings she goes on to reveal imaginary landscapes with themes of isolation, separation, war, love and other conflicts. The figurative iconography gives way to abstraction and the world turns inanimate. She confronts the advent of computer technology with virtual icons - imaginary gods of cyberspace - and edifices that integrate humans with the electronic world. Reconstructed saris, landscapes and sumi ink paintings move the journey forward.
No matter what the theme, medium or idea, the images in Ancestral Linkages are unprecedented works with roots in Eastern traditions and the Western culture.

Geeta’s website is

About the Author

Geeta Harvey, a native of India, immigrated to the United States in 1966. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in art education from the State University College at Buffalo. She has been a practicing artist and a teacher of art at the school and college level for thirty years. She has had numerous group and solo exhibits and is a recipient of several awards. Her works are in public and private collections in Japan, India, and the United States.