Autoethnography Through Objects
Objects and relationships
Objects and time
Objects and expectations
Objects and memories
Objects and fiction
Objects and mythology
Objects and self
I attempt to make objects of intrigue that are activated through physical interaction.
The process is instinctive, corporeal. I am interested in the way my touch translates into form – how and why. I study the exchange of information between my body and the clay. Personal memories, and experiences – the intangible knowledge of the body – determine the outcome. The resultant objects are fictional souvenirs of actual encounters.
I dream of an afterlife for my work. For it to be touched, played with, moved, worn, and held. To be a catalyst for emotions. And a trigger for broader issues of value, autonomy, control and responsibility. Where does the body stop and object begin? How and how much does one control the other?
School of Humanities
MA Ceramics & Glass, 2015
- MVA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 2006; BFA, Mumbai University, 2004
- House of Fraser Prize, Royal College of Art Award, 2015; Tom Bendhem prize, Royal College of Art Award, 2014; Prize, Charles Wallace India Scholarship Award, 2010