perceptions of art are multifaceted. It is a tool, an impression,
a reflection of society,
or a contained emotion. Often accepted as dogma: Art mimics life. Therefore, my approach and conception varies from one body of work to another. The process is both duty and
My art is a realm, a story of life, an imprint of nature, a multi-dimensional
language of ascension. Duality of women in society, Role of gender, Evolution of
man, and Progression of humanity are several recurring themes in my
work. I often use basic shapes, the human figure, fabric, and elements of
nature (sand, soil, gold dust, leaves, and other debris) to create a universal
vocabulary. The visceral nature of my work represents a seminal state of
transformation and upheaval, a time of both elation and joy.
Like a voice, my works range is soft to discordant, in a short melody or piercing
solo. Drawing from the world for inspiration; I have been greatly influenced
by the ancient paintings and sculpture of India (2nd century B.C. and
3rd century A.D.), the tribal craftsmanship of Africa (North and beyond), Graffiti (New
York, Chicago) and temporal environmental installations. Similarly
affective are the works of Ana Mendieta, Egon Schiele, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, and Raymond
My art celebrates a global way of living, a genre of fusion, an
understanding between cultures, while still retaining a sense of individuality and preservation of culture and/or tradition.
“A Return to India”
is based on a self-created journey back to my foundation, my family. The colors, style, and medium represent a
vitality of India and Indian culture. I have incorporated gold leaf, gold dust,
and pieces of old saris into several of the paintings. The leitmotif of these
paintings is deifying people and nature to attain a predestine harmony.