Ceremony to Bear Witness (Gorkhaland Picture Library)
i came to art to find healing and in my practice i am drawn to the ways art serves as
processes of intercultural mediation. i work with experiences of marginalisation and
resilience, my own and the people i work in collaboration with. With an ethic of social
engagement and inviting viewers to inhabit and activate my works i explore and find
healing in community .
DIY (Do It Yourself), DIT (Do It Together), and sometimes DDI (Don’t Do It) are the
principles as well as primary mediums of my practice . They provide for merging of my
life and my art offering an active engagement in both the public and the personal.
Centered around the culture of self-publishing and guerrilla poster i believe in creating
art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ and addresses political/social issues.
The versatility of the language of the mediums i work with also allows me to bring all
the layers of my experiences together. Colonialism, plantation slavery, poverty, armed
violence, cultural genocide, the list goes on. It is through confronting these
complexities of my identity i have been able to find healing and peace through
In my works, i seek to create spaces for dialogue, unlearning, disruption… anything that
would make one see and experience the world differently even if it is for a fraction of a