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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!

3For – Live or Die

May 11th, 2008

Archana Prasad
6:04pm May 7th
hey girls.

i guess its been a while since we met on the blog. so whattup. i guess we cannot apply for the IFA scholarship which is open now to proposals, because we really havent stuck with it (like she said unfortunately) and things have kinda dwindled away into nothingness.

but for all that its worth – one last try? lets reassess and see where its falling apart, why it has and if there is something that we can do to salvage it. assuming that we want to of course.

nirodh, this might be a good time for you to pipe in and tell us if you want in or out…and why. I guess you have been a bit in absentia for whatever reason more than any of us. Dont get upset – im pretty sure there must be n number of reasons why it has to be this way for you…if you want out. and if you want in – great! more than anything I’d love for this project to resurrect.

honestly – I was really upset and disappointed that this project didnt work out the way we dreamt it would a few weeks back. but then projects are like that – some work and some dont.

Anyhow, it will be a good learning for us to just discuss why this one isn’t living anymore – and perhaps figure out where to take it from there no.

lets please just put stuff out on the table – thats what we signed up for!

PS: if this one is dead, all Im saying is that we should give it a decent burial service at least :)

Pooja Gupta Campbell
7:38pm May 7th
hey i dont want this to die. i really dont. my problem is really making the time to work on a piece to post once a week. thats the honest truth. i have gotten so busy, that i’m all over the place.
i’m working on some mural ideas, and right now i’m full blown into research. i’m probably going to be working on a mural for this thai restaurant, and i have to have the sample done by monday. so i can post that. i’m just trying to get into painting in all aspects of my life, and before i can settle into something i’m having this big speed bump where i’m trying to organise myself where all aspects of my work, and life are concerned.
i went to see the frida kahlo show in philly this past weekend. that woman was amazing. her work is so much more powerful up close.
ok, i really want this to work. i really think its good for us. i feel we do produce better work, and it nice to be able to be there for one another and talk about art, and influences.
how do we get it to continue without falling apart? maybe we can takl and comment on work if we have no art to post. everything is communication. right? and it will lead to us posting visual stuff as well.
i feel maybe just keeping dialogue open will be good. you know, like the book artist theories! dialogue, work, pics that inspire – which i’m still trying to get my head around posting onto the blog. before we were keeping dialogue mstly for comments, but even writing about whats happening in terms of art, what the week was like? is that too crazy? i just feel it will be like adiary of a week in the life of three artists.
i’m saing this bec it right now is a challenge to post up work every week, and now that i’m in the middle of mural ork, and easel work, its just crazy!
hey arch- why dont you make a trip here for a few days from italy?? can you?
ok, girls. what say? love you both. lets keep the lines of communication and art open!

Nirali Lal
8:53pm May 7th
Hey girls… I am in Arcna… I think I am the last one who has posted on the blog.
I have been absent, as I have been travelling. I just returned from a 3 week trip to London two days back. tonite, I am going to Delhi and shall be back by the 12th.
I have suggestions, which I will meke after i am back, as I have a train to catch in a little while
I am all game

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  • great! this is good to know, gurls. lets do a re-assessment and figure out something that we can all commit too and work on. this group is purely voluntary and democratic no…so let get talking.

    nirodh i hope ur trip to uk was good. ur post was not the last one though :) but all that doesnt really matter. the only thing that we have to remember is that whatever we decide on this time around, we should live up to. and its equally everyones responsibility to make it happen.
    also, please know that i think i can speak for all of us when i say that we are human – and are totally likely to make glitches and wrongly assess our time and input commitment into this project. so this lull was perhaps only to be expected. but now we know how it is to post in something, and manage our lives, so we are now in a better position to make the right types of commitments.

    Honestly, Im very OCD’ed and if something is not working smoothly, I start getting very stressed about it. so my only request to you both is that whatever we decide, we really should at least inform each other if we are unable to deliver. does that work? Like if we are traveling. or ill or simply taking time out – its totally ok – but lets simply post up a little note on the blog about that. that way it wont feel that one person has lost interest in the project – which usually is a demotivation for the other two. yeah?’

    pooj – i totally agree with you. totallly! we cant always have new work to post up weekly. But we’re all working in the art space and everything that we think and do is art-oriented…thus everything is worth talking about and putting up. eg. i made my webite and posted about it. my next post is likely to be my visiting card and karnatakas election and some things it made me think about and act on.Pooj, you could post about your reseach into mural making. I know id be interested, and the next time any of the 3 of us are making a mural, we know where to look up. its all part of our artistic careers and thought process no.

    k i have a show on in the next 4 hours with Lounge Piranha. Catch you sooner and sooner.

    Nirodh, what u did off in UK – any art related things there. keep us posted. o and lets shift all this to the blog. I have posted this communication in already :)