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!
MOONDROPS Butterfly Bursting Bubbles & Moondrops This painting is 6 ft. x 6ft., one of the bigger sizes I have done. I am interested to experiment with big sizes, as I feel the whole body is involved. This painting has a lot of layers, and the layers are mainly done in emulsion, as emulsion is easy flowing and it drips, so I feel there is constant movement on the canvas. As if the canvas is also performing while I paint I enjoy painting, when I don’t know the end, and eventually the work ironically turns out as if I knew how it will be. This painting is done using emulsion, acrylic paints, and ink. It was done free hand, and the next even bigger size work, which I am starting shall have more planning.
Moondrops is a smaller work, about 4 ft x 3ft. This painting did take alot of turns, in the sense I did experiment on it. As like most of my work, I got the initial textural quality using emulsion, and then instead of acrylic, I used oil. But I didnt like it… so I wanted to save it. So I decided to use a similar treatment as when I use acrylics, to get a flow, I used excess turpentine with oil and the white you see is that. I have realised that I enjoy working with acrylic more than oil. It is interesting that each medium has its own command…
These two paintings are done in my new house… as you guys know, I shifted about 2 months back. and today when I showed my work to a couple of close friends, I was told that there was more positive energy in these works. Its funny, as this house is much smaller and I am doing bigger works here