Meet KID Museum’s Visiting Artist Trisha Gupta and ask her about how she makes art using printmaking and natural dyes. Get inspired and learn how you can be a maker too!
Trisha Gupta’s two large-scale artworks, titled “Home is Lost/Home is Found” are on view in KID Museum’s Maker Playground. In this artwork, she explores themes of identity, home, and immigration. After being trained in the Western tradition of woodblock printing and as a first-generation Indian-American, Gupta returned to her home in Rajasthan where she learned about Indian block printing with natural plant-based dyes. She specializes in natural pigments from traditional Indian plant sources to create colors that are used in her prints, paints, and dyes. In addition to being an artist, Gupta is an educator and preserves traditional folk art and fine Indian printmaking teaching Asian printmaking processes like Indian woodblock printing, Japanese woodblock, and viscosity or the consistency or thickness of paint.