Does art impact you? How does it fit into life?
September has been a delightfully exhausting month. Truly, as an artist, it is the most satisfying thing to invest all my energies into art and this month was the perfect setting for me. A solo exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery was a dream-come-true and I couldn’t be happier for the immense love that I have received. Thank you for always embracing my work with open arms and supporting my journey. The collection – The Dance of The Elements has a lot of personal attachment for me. I worked relentlessly to bring out different points in the spectrum of my emotions while exploring the intersection of the elements of nature and our own inner universe. The chosen medium of mixed media with resin on wood beautifully communicates with that very universe.
Although I have worked with a challenging medium, its partial reflections and nuanced flow have connected with art-lovers and become a part of their own life. More so in the case of ‘I see you’ which was sold at the exhibition. This was a piece so close to my heart and I was filled with pride to see the piece go away with a buyer on its own journey.It is overwhelming when artworks get sold. The artwork almost becomes your child when you pour life into it with all your heart and it carries that love forward everywhere it goes. The sale was one of the most-cherished highlights of the exhibition apart from the amazing conversations and interactions.
This got me thinking about what art does to people and how it impacts. Just like you never know where a dream begins, you do not know where the impact of art begins, you only see the end. I feel that an individual’s life experience an
d though processes put him/her on a journey for art to impact the person. The question of what you are finds solace in art as it catalyses the discovery of an answer, your answer, and brings stillness to the turbulent water within. With that thought I enter creation mode again and hope to see you soon at the next exhibition.
I see You
The pristine blue sky gave away nothing of the secret it held inside. From its quiet strength it inhaled a deep breath of resolve as a storm brewed right under its nose. Hearts suddenly found new strength and hands found energy. In its entire kingdom that lay beneath its watchful eye, no one suspected the right source. When the storm did pass by, they had all made it. As they bowed to the invisible protector from their imagination, this visible protector sent some more love.