1. Tattoos & Adornment (diptych) (2013) – relief print, graphite, aquarelle pencil, cutting on paper; 23 x 50 in.
2. wo-M (diptych) (2013) – relief print with hand coloring on paper; 23 x 48 in.
An interdisciplinary artist-activist, I use installation, work on paper, digital media, film, social activism and collaboration to construct contemporary global narratives that echo my own. Born of mixed north-south Indian parentage in a country known for caste-based discrimination and misogyny, married to an African-Caribbean, mother of bi-racial children, living and working in three global regions: these epitomize my realities.
My works are global narratives of displacement, otherness, gender discrimination and women empowerment. Efforts to voice diverse yet layered, conceptually linked subjects within broad themes, have generated series, social projects and installations in a range of media and material, including documentary film. My practice is a critical response to dichotomies in conventions, discrimination and inequality. I exploit the parallel constraints of media and technique to explore and transcend these contradictions.
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