Guru Sangat Khalsa
My work deals with the different experiences and realizations we encounter. It also explores various fantasies and our relationships with our selves and others. Or just the thought, “How about trying this?” Often, the work develops from an initial idea I want to explore. These subjects vary from how to get through the challenge of life with the help of spiritual practice, to the combination of a tall shape and a small one. I also work with relationships between different entities and energies. This includes using found objects and materials that don’t normally go together, and the different ways to apply paint or sculpt as it relates to the subjects and the moment in which I’m working. The initial reason for making a picture or object is often hidden in the final result. The art happens through a visual and physical conversation between me, the idea and the work itself. Spontaneity must be part of the experience. I try to keep distractions to a minimum or include them in the process. I work in different mediums, including found or used objects to add history and depth to each piece.
This monotype is based on Simran, or simmering the mantra in the mind.
Monotype on Paper, 37" X 27.25" framed; 29.5" X 20" unframed