My trajectory has always involved the use of fabric. This series that I started as part of my thesis in college, was titled ‘The Invisible Shroud’ and alluded to subjugation. As inspiration I delved into the cultural origins and significance of the Sari and the Dhoti, and addressed the inherent quality of free flowing fabric with the aim of showing rhythmic movement while restraining it.
Mummified female figures draped in yards and yards of single coloured fabric with little or no parts of their bodies visible, made up the subject matter for most of the works.
I address issues of cultural suppression by employing fabric and the human form as subjects. The stories in the works carry varied tones of traditional and ethnic conflict.