Sariscape is an ongoing exploration into the unfolding of intergenerational dreams, desires and traumas woven into the fabric of the sari, a highly symbolic garment.

 

Series

Sariscape

Created

2011 - ongoing

Medium

Various

Dimensions

Varied

 

2017. Passages (Sariscape series)
Acrylic on muslin, 180 in. x 44 in.

2011. Indu (Sariscape series)
Acrylic, charcoal and fabric on canvas, 180 in. x 44 in.

 

2011.
Hold Me Close (Sariscape series)
Acrylic and thread on canvas180 in. x 44 in.

 

Sariscape is an ongoing exploration into the unfolding of intergenerational dreams, desires and traumas woven into the fabric of the sari, a highly symbolic garment.

This series marks a new line of investigation into the sari as a symbol of South Asian women’s relationships and intergenerational gift-giving. Saris traditionally express complex markers of ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, age, gender and religion.

Worn by generations of South Asian women, saris feature through countless daily and significant moments in their lives. This project follows those that are handed on to future generations.

Sariscapes uses an complex visual language to explore delicate intimacies: the dreams, desires and longings wrapped around our bodies and lives, and woven into the length and breadth of worked cloth. Sariscapes are the grounds for memory.

Each painting spans five yards, the length of a sari.