Concerned with the boundary between public and personal space, I am interested in a visual, visceral and meditative awareness of place through a site-specific architectural experience. Many times I aim for that sublime sense of transcendence that one experiences when entering certain spaces-whether natural or constructed. I strongly relate to the idea that all the senses are connected, and I want the viewer of my work to perceive the human body as a nexus for the universe, allowing them the opportunity to meditate in transit. This has led to a deep interest in the creation of hallowed space, in particular I have studied a variety of South Asian architectural systems and I try to repurpose them for contemporary life.
I have also been intrigued by the possibility of making art that embraces, or at least articulates, the imminent change that is part of our daily lives--a central tenet of Hindu/Buddhist philosophy. This has resulted in impermanence and transcendence being big parts of my narrative. Impermanence, paradoxically, carries with it a sort of continuum, because all matter, and all events, arise and decay dependently on other causes. I want to find ways to express that continuity. A continuity that becomes a sort of "preservation through corruption," very similar to the evolution of languages and cultures.
There are also many other sub-themes running in my work: like the utilitarian aspects of art objects, the meanings that people give to these objects when they utilize them, and how these forms and functions can serve the spatial purposes described above. Another theme I relate to is that of multiplicity and reproduction. Reproduction and multiplicity predicate everything in our lives, yet these have usually been seen as undesirable by an art market that centers on the exclusivity of acquisition. I investigate how we can make works of art whose aesthetic qualities adapt in a manner that allows their meanings to survive ever-changing contexts.