"Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a difference of function. The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving and goes deeper than the senses." -Henry Moore
Through my art practice, that includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and film-making, I have been trying to find ways that I can use art to explore the daily struggle of my mother's life to win her existence.
I am fascinated by narrative cinema for instance, experimental films like "News from Home" by Chantal Aukerman. I had incorporated the concept of empathy to form a shared consciousness between my mother and myself.
I have tried to present the position of my mother at the level of her body as well as the mind. I have explored the possibilities with stop motion to bring out the motion resonance between my mother's physical movements and the progression of the film.
My films also reveal my mother's interactions with her past where I have tried to bring out the concept of reminiscence and memory.
My practice is tangible. I am trying to connect with my viewers in the most humanly way possible. I believe that my films which are heartfelt account of my mother's life, are not to entertain but to provoke a thought and to stand as a work of art.
Recent productions include two short films titled " Unrevealed...Unspoken...Untold..." and "Because i miss my mother too...".
Both these films give a documentation of my mother's illness, her fight through her physical helplessness and a feeling of inadequacy. My aim is to form a bridge between my mother's unspoken words and unexpressed emotions.