My passion for art lies in harnessing its power for facilitating dialogues, community building, and storytelling. I find it most effective when it develops through collective processes.
I use my art teaching and practice including, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, installations, and video to explore the notions of ‘home’ and ‘homeland’. As a member of a historically displaced indigenous community, my sense of home has always been transitional, fluid, and fragmented. My practice is about exploring and understanding these fragmented in-between spaces that I call home. I am interested in the ways that race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and spirituality shape the construct of home. My artistic curiosity lies in how memory and self become mediated and negotiated through interactions with places, spaces, people, and cultures. In India, a major part of my work addresses art, education and cultural sustainability. My artistic research is grounded in the idea of mutualism that critically explores ‘identity politics’ in the post-colonial world. My art historical research interest is in the process of decolonization of art by the application of the transcultural perspective in the global art and art history, which I have explored in one of my articles ‘Art and Social Practice: An Imagination of Mutualism’.
My process based collaborative social practice projects are interdisciplinary in nature. I use my work as an opportunity to share such stories while critically
analyzing the politics of storytelling and making.