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Memory: Anusmaran Series

Memory: Anusmaran Series





Anusmaran IV

अनुस्मरणIV

4" x 4"

Mixed Media on Canvas

November 2022

Price $41


This series of miniatures is a meditation on memory.


As memories grow and change., things I used to see as fixed memories, flow to take on new context, new life, new perspective. Sitting with this change, letting go of the certainty of past conclusions has been a challenge.


The colors in this piece came from a journey through my mother’s bright silk saris, I found myself touching the fabric, giggling at the terrific shade my mother threw on my paltry sari collection, all monochrome or blackand white.


The vibrant colors of this piece are inspired by the Indian subcontinent. Perhaps you don't notice it when you're born in the subcontinent (I certainly don’t) but I am always told it is the first impressions visitors have - the bright colors. The vibrance permeates smell, touch, texture, sound.Over stimulus, sometimes.


I've worked to incorporate movement and vitality in this painting about reminisces. I'm often told that my paintings are surprisingly kinetic in person; pictures on social media don't really do the little movements justice.






Anusmaran I

अनुस्मरण I

4" x 4"

Mixed Media on Canvas

November 2022

Price $31


This series of miniatures is a meditation on memory.


As memories grow and change, things I used to see as fixed memories, flow to take on new context, new life, new perspective. Sitting with this change, letting go of the certainty of past conclusions has been a challenge.





This is piece is an homage to gratitude. I have taken memory for granted, thinking of mine as a static treasure trove I could mine at anytime. Others have seen my intense memory as a curse, tied to an inability to forgive, to let go. As my own memory shifts, I find myself straddling both worlds. I am shaken by the movement of stable memories, the glaring sense of my mind’s fallibility. And yet, I am grateful for the shift in perspective.





I played with movement and texture in this series, signifying a loss of control, a lack of statis, and the necessary discomfort on the road to peace.







Anusmaran II

अनुस्मरण II

4" x 4"

Mixed Media on Canvas

November 2022

Price $31


This series of miniatures is a meditation on memory.





As memories grow and change, things I used to see as fixed memories, flow to take on new context, new life, new perspective. Sitting with this change, letting go of the certainty of past conclusions has been a challenge.





This is piece is an homage to gratitude. I have taken memory for granted, thinking of mine as a static treasure trove I could mine at anytime. Others have seen my intense memory as a curse, tied to an inability to forgive, to let go. As my own memory shifts, I find myself straddling both worlds. I am shaken by the movement of stable memories, the glaring sense of my mind’s fallibility. And yet, I am grateful for the shift in perspective.





I played with movement and texture in this series, signifying a loss of control, a lack of statis, and the necessary discomfort on the road to peace.







Anusmaran III

अनुस्मरण III

4" x 4"

Mixed Media on Canvas

November 2022

Price $31


This series of miniatures is a meditation on memory.


As memories grow and change, things I used to see as fixed memories, flow to take on new context, new life, new perspective. Sitting with this change, letting go of the certainty of past conclusions has been a challenge.





This is piece is an homage to gratitude. I have taken memory for granted, thinking of mine as a static treasure trove I could mine at anytime. Others have seen my intense memory as a curse, tied to an inability to forgive, to let go. As my own memory shifts, I find myself straddling both worlds. I am shaken by the movement of stable memories, the glaring sense of my mind’s fallibility. And yet, I am grateful for the shift in perspective.





I played with movement and texture in this series, signifying a loss of control, a lack of statis, and the necessary discomfort on the road to peace.

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