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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

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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.