feel the most fulfilled when I am involved in the act of making something. In addition to that I have a desire to connect, communicate, and share with others my thoughts or feelings. Making art allows me to do that and it also opens up channels for wonderful interactions and experiences with others.
“Origami has recently captured my attention. I’m in the midst of exploring the art of origami, but instead of the folded object, I’m interested in the patterns and lines that are made once the piece is unfolded. This has been a starting point for some new pieces that I will show in Tokyo this September.
“There is a story about the great Greek sculptor Phidias. While working on a small detail on his sculpture, someone stated that no one would be able to see that detail once the statue was in its place atop the Parthenon. Phidias replied: “Men will not see, but the Immortals will!” I believe that is a great philosophy to bring to your work.
“Over the past 20 years, I’ve made many works of art that share very distinct characteristics from a play of light and shadow, shading with an eraser, and many other methods of creating. Years later, these works are easy to group together, but in the beginning, I don’t start off envisioning a series per se. It is generally more of an organic process rather than plotted.” As told to Sharmita Summugam.