Artist Statement – Epoch2020

Epoch 2020: Relevance of Gandhi in Present Tense is in response to the lived experience of the unprecedented times of Global Pandemic, that posed existential questions which exposed the limits of modernity. Experiencing such epochal times, I am exploring two questions, firstly, what is time? and secondly, what do pictures mean to explain the present tense of time and historically?

I gave rebirth to my previous textile works done over a decade, by digitally transferring the selected images on Hanamulhe  acid free paper, layered them with mixed media. Revisiting my collection of decades of work that are referred to as timelessness and time binding qualities of Gandhi’s philosophies for building moral and peaceful societies. This exhibition features 30 small format diptychs on paper, 20 short poems titled ‘Passage of time’, and 3 minute animated film ‘Unsettled winds’