Artwork > // Drawing/Paper based

Myth / Mutation: Anima vs Animus (close-up of installation)
Inkjet and collage on paper
Set of 21 prints, each print is 8.5 x 11 inches
2013
The language that I know
Mixed media on paper
22 x 30 inches (4 part series, each part 11 x 15 inches)
2013
Speak softly, my love: In memoriam
ink, gold leaf, gesso, paper collage on vintage book on Bombay
9 x 16 inches
2013
Sleep softly, my love: In memoriam (detail)
ink, gold leaf, gesso, paper collage on vintage book on Bombay
9 x 16 inches
2012
Memoir
Ink & tea wash on Japanese handmade paper
Triptych, 36 x 72 inches
2011
Memoir (detail)
Ink & tea wash on Japanese handmade paper
Triptych, 36 x 72 inches
2011
Silent Witness
Mixed media
36 x 48 inches (diptych)
2010
Silent Witness (detail)
Ink, 23k gold leaf, gesso on mylar over reproduction of antique map of British India
36 x 48 inches (diptych)
2013
Mirage Series
Mixed media
11 x 11 inches
2010
Mirage Series #1
Mixed media
11 x 11 inches
2010
Mirage Series #1 (detail)
Mixed media
11 x 11 inches
2010
Menagerie Series
India ink & gold leaf on mylar, Bell jar in glass, oak base
Each Jar 10 x 10 x 12 inches, each drawing unrolled is 9 x 22 inches
2010
Menagerie Series (detail)
India ink & gold leaf on mylar, glass, oak wood
Each Jar 10 x 10 x 12 inches, each drawing unrolled is 9 x 22 inches
2010
Topiary
Gouache, acrylic and collage on wall
9 x 25 feet
2010
Topiary (detail)
Gouache, acrylic and collage on wall
9 x 25 feet
2010
Forest of Desire
Digital drawing, C Print
20 x 65 inches (triptych)
2009
Forest of Desire (detail)
Digital drawing, C Print
20 x 65 inches (triptych)
2009
Cosmic Egg
Ink, graphite & gold leaf on mylar
Diptych, 30 x 48 inches
2009
Cosmic Egg (detail)
Ink, gold leaf and graphite on mylar
Diptych, 30 x 48 inches
2009
Fragile Series (#1 & #2)
Ink, graphite & gold leaf on mylar
18 x 24 inches
2008
Fragile Series #3 (detail)
Ink, graphite & gold leaf on mylar
2008
Whose War/ Whose Paradise
Ink & graphite on mylar
Series of 4 drawings, 18 x 24 inches each
2008
Specimen
India ink on museum board
Diptych, 40 x 64 inches
2008
The Specimen (detail)
India ink on museum board
Diptych, 40 x 64 inches
2008
Germination Series (#1 - #12)
India ink on paper
30 drawings, 8.5 x 11 inches each
Germination #13 (from the Germination Series)
India ink on paper
8.5 x 11 inches
2008
Megapolis
India ink on museum board
Diptych, 40 x 64 inches
2007
Code of Conduct Series
30 drawings, 8.5 x 11 inches each
2007
Code of Conduct #3 (from the Code of Conduct Series)
India ink on paper
8.5 x 11 inches
2007
My Body, the Seed
India ink on museum board
Diptych, 40 x 64 inches
2006

The point of departure for a work is almost always the concept and the idea. To that end, I use ‘traditional’ media - such as such as hand-made gouache paint, ink, graphite and sometimes silverpoint - freely along with collage, glass objects, found objects and / or prints in my work. For the ease of visual classification, however, these works are termed as ‘traditional media’.

My training and exploration as an artist includes traditional Byzantine icon-making, medieval manuscript illumination and gilding. I’m also informed by miniature painting from the Indian subcontinent. Wherever possible, I grind my own pigments made from natural minerals or plant-based matter into color-dense gouache paints.
India inks and pigmented shellac based inks are hand-dipped with a stylus to create monochromatic, detailed and complex imagery in a meditative and labor-intensive process. I’m very conscious of using archival and acid-free materials (wherever possible) to promote and enhance the longevity of my paper-based works.