My work deals with the specter of memories, specifically having do to with my early childhood in a high demand religious group and boarding school in India.
My education in India was peculiar and difficult. But one of the things I learned how to do in boarding school was how to knit. And it helped me feel grounded and centered as I navigated my life away from home.
To this day I am a prolific knitter. For this window installation I have created several small works, titled Effektgarn, which depict knitted samplers, each with a unique hue shift palette and arranged in a quilt or afghan-like grid on the wall.
For me, the ‘knitted sampler’ is an object of both personal desire and optimism. It has become an emotional talisman, signifying a practice that has kept me comforted throughout my life.