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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!

Prep Work

November 22nd, 2010

These are pictures of the initial prep work started for the panels. there are four of them as I mentioned earlier.

I cut canvas panels and taped them to the wall. After putting ground on it, I started the underpainting. I did not worry about refining the drawing too much because I like to work on it as I go along. I think that gives me a sense of freedom as well.
I’m excited to see how they come out as I really have no pre-conceived ideas about the final product. I rather like to work instinctually because I find the work is more truthful then and the end result is usually one that I am happy with.


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  • yeah, I do think it is important that the idea in work develops as and when the work evolves. But also sometimes I think that the basic forms need to be done either on the canvas or in the mind before. As you discussed your work, is more aesthetically driven, which I understand evolves according the mood and emotions.
    For me, I usually have a basic structure of the forms the colors the balance before itself. in a way, the work is completed before it is started. But of course, it definately changes as I am doing it and do let it change. But certain parameters or boundaries are fixed. So in a way, the basic premise of my work, I’d like to understand is based upon the idea…

  • I like that you leave a big chunk to chance and spontaneity. Adds a sense of excitement to the process.

    These pics make me realise what a long prep route you take. Its great though…kinda like a Zen meditation bit that helps you get into the work.