Some secrets are always inside us and these secrets are not meant revelation. Alot of times holding in a secret is just a huge burden.
“Room Of Secrets” is an installation art project which was done by me and a group of my friends. Along with being an installation art, this was an interactive artwork where we asked people of our campus to write their secrets in a piece of paper anonymously and tie it to a coloured string of their choice with a promise from us that no one would read their secrets.
Then we hung these ‘secrets’ from the ceiling in a room. We wanted to bring people’s secrets out in the open without revealing them and to provide a way to share their problems with people without having to actually share anything at all. We let all the secrets hang there, over our heads.
The whole concept of this installation was to make the participating audience feel a rush of mixed emotions by being in a room filled with secrets of people along with their own hanging just above their heads that they would never be able to read.
Monumental still life
Watercolor on paper
70cm x 56cm
What if everything in the world had life? And what if everything in the world had power to support life?
There was an assignment at college to pick a still life and draw it monumentally. The planet shown in “Utopia” is actually a two tyred lunch box that I took to college everyday.
This instalation is a collaboration work done by me and my friend Manupriya Shrestha. In a one-week project in college, where we had to make an installation artwork with ‘quantity’or ‘repetation’ a prime element,we choose the shape circle and yarn as our repeating elements. We made a yin yang in this installation with old black and white pictures of different stages of people’s lives, ranging from casual walk on the streets to grand award ceremonies, hanging to the circles of the yin and yang representing the huge range of grey areas in life. The shape circle is somehow always linked with the idea of life and the world. The pictures belonged to Manupriya’s late grandfather.
Nothing is ever stark white or jet black. There is always some black in our happiness and white in our misery. This is what the installation represents. The balance between the good and the bad, not just in peak moments but also in daily life of every individual.
122cm x 100cm
Mithila art style drawing
Ink and marker on paper
56.2cm x 45.2cm
29.5cm x 21.9cm