Artist Statement:

The work in this series explores effects of gender bias and preset roles. It navigates personal identity in relation to family ties and attempts to make sense of dated cultural and religious expectations. The work also deals with the socio-political, ethnic and religious situation unfolding around me every day, of the compound problems that bog me on a day to day basis and different ways of dealing with them.

On a different level I am also trying to delve deeper into my own identity in order to come up with answers regarding ancestry and parentage and how these play a significant role in bridging the gaps that have been created in our minds through political boundaries.

The works raise several questions about personal and private identity and I aim to place a quirky spin on cultural and religious norms by naming all the works after titles or lines of songs.