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Why I do what I do

This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

Green Yellow Red Leaves

January 10th, 2008

Finally, I am posting the tryptich work, parts of which I had posted earlier. The exercise of working with leaves has really opened my vision to simple mundane things. In Art today, I realise, there are so many complexities that one forgets to realise the multitude, depth and diversity of so many simple forms around us.
Each of these canvases are about a feet and half tall… I am now working on bigger canvases, which I shall post next week…


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  • powerful stuff Nirali. You really wake the senses to everyday beauty. I think it has alot to do with the freshness and vibrancy of the colours you’re using. The works really do work together and look like a great series.
    I love the gestural sense of the work, the colours, and the theme pretty much.
    The idea of starting with leaves is such a simple one, but you are right – it is so overlooked. With your pieces you have accomplished the task of waking the eye to see the simple beauty in nature.
    Good work!

  • hey nirodh, i really like the latest in your triptych. the yellows of hte leaf against the whites and blues of the background is lovely. I do think that you have a very successful set of 3 here.
    I find it really interesting that you have chosen to do this subject. And the particular way that you frame it. its svery ‘close-up’. like the leaves are bursting out – out of the frame and out with full-on energy.
    the best part for me in this study of yours was really the spontaneity that you work with. this really come out when i look at them…
    i wonder if for the sake of study purposes you would want to do a slow, detailed, deliberate…one might say almost ‘academic’ work. heeheehee even as i type this i wonder if that suggestion is valid. i mean why try for stiff when you are free?