ARTIST STATEMENT:

Art works are derived from my emotional and intellectual responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and observation of humanity’s enduring predisposition to displacement of cause and effect onto external factors such as governments or Deities.  

Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism offered a context within which to develop an allegorical series of works.

Shiva is often referred to as the "destroyer", but in reality, it is s/he who destroys the impurities taking refuge in the human mind and rids a body of its shortcomings. It is Shiva who is in charge of destruction because unless the 'old' perishes, the 'new' wouldn't be able to take birth.

Fractal-like and botanic forms evolve from abstracted, layered digital images assembled on dyed muslin and old paper maps.

 

 

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