What can you share with us about your journey on becoming an artist?I don’t believe one becomes an artist, it is one's very nature. I was groomed towards science but I fought to pursue art. It is my very life, my breath, my raison d’etre.
I completed my degrees in Fine Art and a Masters in Art and Design History and to be elected a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts in UK was an honour but, the real part of being an artist comes with the journey of life itself. Being curious, visually aware and building a practice through work is a continuum.
The old boundaries between Fine and Applied Arts are so outdated. I believe in creativity and freedom to express one's concepts in whatever medium is required. No restrictions. My source of inspiration has been the adornment and cultural heritage of the region. Clothing inspires so many artists. High fashion takes clothing to a different level and can link with art and design movements in many ways.
Light & Shadow is our first resorts collection which is inspired by contemporary art, do you ever feel inspired by fashion and how do you think art, architecture & fashion are linked?
Art architecture and fashion are all creative solutions. As my work is space specific I like to place my works within architectural considered areas This usually is outside of galleries. To work with a fashion designer whose practice is likewise inspirational is ideal.