Maps: Borders, Places, and Boundaries

3D Drawings: It is possible for a viewer to experience a sense of elevation and descent if he/she follows lines that go upward and downward. It gives a feeling that you are hiking or climbing mountains. I got this inspiration from my trekking and climbing the mountains. Mountains can teach us about philosophies of life; climbing mountains does not mean that you always climb up. Sometimes you go down and climb up again to reach the top. Similarly, life has many ups and downs but still, we are in process of reaching our goals.

Ongoing: Series of Maps, Borders & Places: Crumpled paper for me is a metaphor of the earth which doesn’t have a flat surface. There are hills, mountains, valleys; myriad up and downs. This art work conveys the truth about maps, borders and places. The lines are abstract; line itself has abstract narration and together with other lines it creates fictional maps or borders of unknown places. There are few crumpled lines left incomplete because I am yet to discover those maps or borders.

2018: Series of Discovered lines turned as maps, shapes, forms and boundaries:  I extended  the  materiality  of  the  print  medium  to  create  virtual  contours  and  linear graphs  that  map  imaginary  loci  and  places.  Relying on  scrunching  the  paper  as  a means  to  initiate  cathartic  release,  the  process  spontaneously  creates  dimensions beyond the surface of the plane. The accidental lines morph into unspecified shapes forms and maps allowing multiple readings – the markings could be representations of metaphorical sites or subconscious points of reference.  The material and the medium combine to form layers of meanings within conceptual maps.