My work is centred on historical iconographic elements within the cultural context of Indian history. I explore and construct the hermeneutics of period histories, its contemporary representation of socio-economic and political inquiry within my art practice.
As an artist, designer and a poet, to be creative is a contemplative act that distils an essence about my own total reality. In various phases of my life, I have been inspired by different subjects. My first love began for kids wear garments for the retail domestic market and led me to train myself as a fashion designer in early 90s, creating and retailing the haute couture hi-fashion women wear collections under my own label.
I gradually moved to visual art medium in 1999. My select visual artwork projects were influenced by Abstract expressionism under of ‘Lyrical Abstraction 2007 series’ . ‘Beyond Mithila series 2008’ were influenced by 7th and 8th century art forms of India and it contemporary interpretations and appropriations. ‘Indigo Narratives series’ were inspired by India’s history, narratives of immigration and transnational economic interchanges in collaboration with an American artist friend on a show title INDIGO.
These works/show have travelled across continents on different venues like New Delhi, Mumbai ,Baroda in India, Seattle and Miami in USA from 2009-2011.The show has been invited by Chicago Cultural Center for Jan – Mar, 2013.
I am presently working as a curator on Indian Council of Cultural Relations project titled ‘Textiles of India’.This travelling exhibition to ASEAN countries includes 37 painted, printed, woven, non woven , embroidered and embellished textiles of India.
‘Salt: The Great March’ is my next solo visual project. Works in progress would explore issues of non-violence, tolerance, peace, harmony and draw attention to war terrorism, its repercussions through the narratives of swadeshi politics to the new (new) world.