I am an Architect by profession and a U.S. Citizen. I pursued my early education in Mumbai and continued it further in the Middle East, United Kingdom and the United States. I studied fine art in England and Wales for four years, dabbling in a myriad of media including pastels, water colors, oils, acrylics etc. I then relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, completing a five year NAAB-accreditted professional degree program in architecture.
In 2002, I relocated to Kansas where I worked as an architect and taught design studio at the University of Kansas; here I confronted a new frontier of my career—the craft of glass sculptures. Since 2004, I have been sculpting glass in various shapes, forms and sizes. In 2010, I was accepted into Harvard for a postgraduate degree in landscape architecture. My education at Harvard gave me a greater understanding for the natural world and I translate my observations into my sculptural forms.
Working from my Kansas City studio, my work is shown in a Johnson County home gallery as well as various art shows and competition throughout the United States and worldwide.
Color, light and Social Awareness are the focus of my work. I concentrate on social reform through the application of color and light in my sculptures in articulating my narrative. The phenomenological responses to layers of filtered light and shadow in the environment is my rhetoric. I identify myself as the raconteur; bringing to light stories that are overlooked or forgotten or uncomfortable. Sharing these stories creates awareness of the problem, which in turn facilitates the platform for conversations and resolutions to take place.
I believe art must step beyond the liminalities of aesthetic and transcend into the realm of social reformation. Art should resolve world issues. Art should have a voice that resonates loud and clear across boundaries. Art should be the champion of change.