Mirrorized blown glass, silicone, anjali, accessories.
Dress Size 4.
A reflective, flexible glass dress interacts with people in New York, while absorbing into its mirrored surface the city that surrounds it. In a revival of the optical phenomenon of the obsolete Sheesh Mahal, interactions tested the invisible boundary set up by the viewer’s curiosity / temptation to feel the dress, and perceived inappropriateness of touching my body.
Blown mirrorized glass, silicone.
Using a custom technique, glass vessels are made flexible and foldable. They respond to breeze, a poke, sound... Encounter with these vessels animates viewers.
(T), (B). Still images from video showing the unfolding of a quiver bowl.
12” x 12” x 48” (object); 48”W x 48” L x variable H (installation).
Glass and flour = Puffy Glass; plant matter, water, digital video projection.
A seedling grows from a puffy glass substrate while microscopic analyses of puffy glass is projected on the adjoining wall. Developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the Advanced Center of Microscopy and Microanalyses at Sydney University.
245cm x 90cm x 90cm.
Glass bangles, subject to various manipulations.
A growing archive comprising new vocabulary for the dying craft of Indian glass bangle-making. I have been collaborating with traditional bangle makers to revive their craft.
Exhibited at Dakshinachitra for Art Chennai.
(T). Detail of the installation.
600cm x 160cm x 100cm
Glass, mineral oxides, Swarovski crystal, custom electronics, LED, participant.
A skin of glass and crystal that glows when and in the areas touched by human hand. I wanted people to experience the moment when their touch causes another’s skin to glow, when their presence blesses the moment with warmth.
Commissioned project for Swarovski Designer of the Future Award.
(T). Detail, (BL). View of installation, (BR). Gesture.