STAY (Oct'22 - Jan'23)
'STAY' is a three-month-long exploration as a part of my MA term project.
It is a personal and introspective exploration of presence and mindfulness through my art practice. This experimental project is a multi-faceted journey that tells a story through various mediums, of fighting fears and overcoming challenges to find a sense of belonging and connection after moving to a new country. Through my art, I delve into the complexities of being present and learning to embrace vulnerability, as well as the power of creativity in helping us navigate change and uncertainty. With this project, I hope to inspire others to embrace their own journeys and to find beauty and meaning in the present moment, no matter what challenges they may face.
Stage 1: I'm Afraid
Technique Used: Intaglio Printing and Stop Motion Animation
Stage 2: I Escape
Technique Used: Digital Illustration and Frame Animation
Stage 3: I See
Technique Explored: Digital Illustration and its interaction with the Space
Digital, still versions. The Objective was to explore perspective in digital medium and how it interacts in an actual space.
Stage 4: I Stay
Technique used: 3D art, creative video editing
The motive behind this artwork is to explore how the same reality can look different when viewed from a non-fearful state of mind. (With reference to stage 1) It delves into how a change in perspective can alter our perception of the world around us. By staying present and finding a sense of belonging in the moment, this artwork showcases how our experiences can be transformed.
Other Explorations and Sketchbook Scribbles
This was the first long-term project I worked on. While some of the explorations I made did not directly contribute to the final outcomes, they were crucial for exploration and inquiry. I attempted to create various iterations of the same character in order to further develop the story described above.