The perceptions of art are multifaceted.  It is a tool, an impression, a reflection of society, or a contained emotion.  Often accepted as dogma: Art mimics life. Therefore, my approach and conception varies from one body of work to another. The process is both duty and dance.

My art is a realm, a story of life, an imprint of nature, a multi-dimensional language of ascension. Duality of women in society, Role of gender, Evolution of man, and Progression of humanity are several recurring themes in my work. I often use basic shapes, the human figure, fabric, and elements of nature (sand, soil, gold dust, leaves, and other debris) to create a universal vocabulary. The visceral nature of my work represents a seminal state of transformation and upheaval, a time of both elation and joy.

Like a voice, my works range is soft to discordant, in a short melody or piercing solo. Drawing from the world for inspiration; I have been greatly influenced by the ancient paintings and sculpture of India (2nd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D.), the tribal craftsmanship of Africa (North and beyond), Graffiti (New York, Chicago) and temporal environmental installations. Similarly affective are the works of Ana Mendieta, Egon Schiele, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, and Raymond Pettibon.

My art celebrates a global way of living, a genre of fusion, an understanding between cultures, while still retaining a sense of individuality and preservation of culture and/or tradition.


“A Return to India” is based on a self-created journey back to my foundation, my family. The colors, style, and medium represent a vibrancy and vitality of India and Indian culture. I have incorporated gold leaf, gold dust, and pieces of old saris into several of the paintings. The leitmotif of these paintings is deifying people and nature to attain a predestine harmony.