Hi! I'm Shloka Shankar from Bangalore, India. I am, among other things, a freelance writer, poet, editor, publisher, and self-taught visual artist. I hold a Master's degree in English Literature and enjoy experimenting with Japanese short-forms and myriad found poetry techniques alike. I am passionate about creating digital art, abstract & geometric art, and collage/visual poems. Much of my work can be described as “happy accidents” that stem from my need to constantly give my thoughts a voice and shape. A Best of the Net nominee, award-winning haiku poet, and Society6 artist, I thrive in that liminal space intent on exploring the intersections of art and poetry in our everyday lives.
I don the hat of Founding Editor for the literary & arts journal Sonic Boom and its imprint Yavanika Press. I am the author of the microchap Points of Arrival (Origami Poems Project, 2021) and my debut full-length haiku collection, The Field of Why (Yavanika Press, 2022).
contemporary, vibrant, & quirky pieces for every mood...
Whether infused with words or not, Shloka Shankar’s stunning abstract artwork pulsates with poetic depth and a unique, creative flair. Each of her designs propels you to ponder if there is something beyond what you actually see at first glance. I still stare in awe at the clocks and mug I purchased from her store and ask myself if there is more to it than meets the eye. I love her work!
~ Chrissi Villa
Shloka’s beautiful art has been an excellent addition to many of my rooms. I’ve purchased prints, mugs, tote bags, a sticker, and a clock; everything has been excellent quality. Her lovely colors and prints are an easy way to brighten up your home, an outfit, or just your day!
~ Robin Smith
Shloka’s mini art prints are dangerously good products to explore. They are striking in their subtlety, leaving you with an unexpected desire for more. So each time I turned a corner, I found myself ordering another one! Aside from being attractive holiday gifts for my co-workers, it also allowed me to pick something meaningful for each person. I am sure these beauties will continue to take centre stage long after the other holiday tchotchkes recede into the background. Shh...I kept one for myself, too!
~ Kashiana Singh
Shloka’s virtual store is a treat for sore eyes. They reflect just the mood you want to display: bright colours to cheer you up, black and whites to slice into your everyday thoughts, and patterns that are quirky, fun, and highly aesthetic. Her art is my go-to for gifting. Thank you, Shloka!
~ Shobhana Kumar
Shloka has developed a unique style of transforming her passions into exclusive designs and a wide-ranging product line using digital art, collage, and poetry. The resulting products are thoughts and creations straight from her heart which truly make them one-of-a-kind. For me, bric-à-brac is a perfect melange of vibrant colors, shapes, and artwork in a variety of styles.