Dec 4, 2014

Use and don't throw!!

Phew..... cleared the webs finally!
It's been a while since I updated this space. Come December and all self-promises from the year almost-gone-by come soaring for verification. Hoping to update this more hard promises this year.

 Compulsive Hoarding  or hoarding disorder is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.

I created this illustration while researching on the topic as someone I know has been showing symptoms for a long time. Non-awareness in the society (including 3 doctors staying in the same neighborhood) has only made it worse.

 Symptoms of Hoarding Disorder  include individuals collecting junk mail, old catalogs, newspapers, worn out cooking equipment, clothes and things that "might" be used one day, broken things/trash, freebies and other promotional products......all cluttering living spaces to an extent that they cannot be used and in worse conditions where they cannot be entered.

This BBC Documentary- Britain's Biggest Hoarders is a good introduction into the lives of compulsive hoarders.

Jan 17, 2013

A Limerick and a Block

One Diwali day, while in the campus I stayed
I gathered a lot of junk and packed it in my trunk.
I moved one day with all the junk that lay
In the trunk which I only opened after a year in Bombay.
I found rocks and socks and wooden blocks
Of which I painted a block in the memory of that Diwali day.

Jan 16, 2013

Planets and Moons, Bubbles and Paint

Continuing from all the digging the other day, I created some planets and moons to go with the galactic textures I made before.


Inky Galaxy

It was a regular day of digging into the art-cupboard.

A few things made sense today. I found inks and glass paints and colour paper.
Throw in some salt and I found a Galaxy on my desk.


Jan 10, 2013


3 months
On the road
Off the road
Of the road
Out of a bag
And back in.

I'm sitting now
Thinking, cutting, pasting, creating.
I'm happy.

This is a work of abstraction inspired by real names, characters, places and incidents and bear resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead.

An Overview





Rec-room capture

Damayanti posted a picture on Facebook of one of the rec-room parties we had a year and a half back. Something intrigued me about everyone's action in the picture. Since I spent a lot of time cutting and gluing things together to make a series of collages in the past two days, I held on to the tools and made my version...
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