SAMANTA  BATRA  MEHTA
Myth Mutation : Anima vs Animus (gallery installation)Myth / Mutation: Anima vs Animus (close-up of installation)Myth Mutation: Anima vs Animus (detail of Plate 1 Fig. 6)Preparatory drawing cut-outsPreparatory drawings/cutouts for installation, 'The sum total of our existence'Preparatory drawings/cutouts for installation, 'The sum total of our existence'The language that I knowSpeak softly, my love: In memoriamSleep softly, my love: In memoriam (detail)Memoir
Memoir (detail)Silent WitnessSilent Witness (detail)Mirage SeriesMirage Series #1Mirage Series #1 (detail)Menagerie SeriesMenagerie Series (detail)TopiaryTopiary (detail)Forest of DesireForest of Desire (detail)Cosmic EggCosmic Egg (detail)Fragile Series (#1 & #2)Fragile Series #3 (detail)Whose War/ Whose ParadiseUntitledAnd She Flowers... (detail)SpecimenThe Specimen (detail)Germination Series (#1 - #12)Germination #13 (from the Germination Series)In the BeginningMegapolisCode of Conduct SeriesCode of Conduct #3 (from the Code of Conduct Series)My Body, the Seed'My Body, the Seed' and 'Code of Conduct' Series (Gallery view, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India)
Drawing
My drawings are made with a stylus which is hand-dipped in ink to create monochromatic, detailed and complex imagery in a meditative and labor-intensive process. Though I often use diverse media interchangeably, the point of departure of my work and is almost, always drawing.