As the empty vacant greyscapes of the modernist buildings stand as remarkable symbols of the future there is a joyful celebration on the streets outside with its wild eccentricity and vivacious color that refuses to be tamed.
My thesis collection is a clarified accumilation of my interest in modernity, identity and traditions. I explore and capture the strak contrast between modernity and the age old traditions of India. My studio practice has been to understand and visually translate the tension between modernity and the rich culture, customs and traditions. There is a great contrast that is present in India now between modern life and traditional culture. The coexistance of the two worlds is evident in everyday life on the streets. The transforming idenity of the common man, idealistic aspirations of a country in its future and the shift from monumental modernity of Le corbusier's Chandigarh to the ideas of current standardization , are aspects that I touch upon in my thesis work. In the midst of these issues I find myself narrating the tale of modern India.
My work is process oriented and uses various techniques and methods to capture these ideas as visual translations. I use the jacquard loom, digital fabric printer, screen printing and dyeing techniques in this project.