Landscape of Imagination
The source of inspiration of my work is “Mehrgarh” which is one of the oldest civilization of South Asia located in the present-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. The first sight of the female figurines of the Goddesses excavated at this site cast a spell on my mind and intrigued me to pull out various interesting things. I explored two extra ordinary facets – firstly, this region was ruled by women and secondly there were no traces of weapons discovered in this civilization. It created a visual imagery of an unruffled society in my mind. Since my artwork is experimental in nature, I portray narratives and create relatable characters. I have tried to unearth the same on the surface of my work. The deluge of imagination escorted my way to relate the women of past to the women of present and effusing a “Landscape of Imagination”. These elements were evolved after continuous work process. In my opinion, my work reflects tyranny and delicacy at the same time. As I want to engage the spectator in the tiny details , anybody can relate to my paintings be it woman or man. It might also be related to “self”.