Twenty panels depicting a variety of life states are captured on this Ink on Paper painting. Drawn in black ink on white paper. Each panel represents something specific, whether it’s the tantalising elixir of life tantalising the mind into choosing between right and wrong, or the spiritual realm that peeks in to navigate the super ego, this piece is intricate and has its own meaning.
It was created for the purpose that each viewer would take their meaning from it and use it in a way that the meaning they derive from it is what makes it unique and experientially different for them. However, important aspects captured in these panels are: a lighthouse, a spiritual person, a sword, a fully decorated bride, an overflowing pot, a bottle of the elixir of life and light being shed on a rather dark and disturbing portion. There are also animals and language that are interspersed through the drawing.
I am a psychological therapist who loves to make art in my studio in Bangalore, India. I am self-taught and believe in creating art that matters. All of my art reflects thoughts, feelings and behaviours as I’m experiencing them and I try to recreate it in a way that best expresses all of these. I try to make my art as passionate, bold and vibrant as can be, using a variety of media and pushing the limits of my creativity.
To me, art is as sensual a medium as it is provocative. I believe in making art that provokes emotion and feeling, pushing the viewer or interactor into a sensual experience of the piece. It doesn’t have to be perfect or right, but messy enough to showcase imperfection and celebrate life.
As a therapist, I am a family and marriage therapist who works with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Aftercare and use a lot of Expressive Art Therapy Techniques with my clients. I find art therapeutic and healing and believe that that is the essence of what my work showcases. I am blown away by the resilience people have and the resilience I’ve discovered that I have, my art work depicts resilience, strength and connecting to one’s self.