SUMU is a Melbourne based label founded by multi-disciplinary artist Sonia Gill in exploration of her British Indian heritage. Transcendence by SUMU is an expression of consciousness inspired by Indian cremation rituals. Through texture, embroidery and print, Gill explores the colour white as a symbol for mourning within Indian culture.  In this intimate series of ‘story behind the story’ images, Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd captures the creative process behind Transcendence, highlighting the beauty of an artist’s journey…

“Throughout the creative process for the exhibition, I constantly had to reflect on consciousness and awareness of self. I was trying to understand the flow of energy between my; mind, body and artwork. This study shot by Ilsa, captures this intimacy of thought and transference of expression.” – SUMU

Photography and Creative Direction Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd
Artist and Artwork Sonia Gill