Khushboo Ajit Kumar

Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara

My work is a visual expression of migration. In my mid-teens, I moved to my current residential country for a safer life. My work is influenced by my experience of living in two worlds – a world of memory and a world of reality. It is personal, but the imagery is created to transcend the self and connect with others. This is expressed through pattern-making, topographical maps/routes, and various everyday objects or elements. I enjoy creating layers of paint on handmade paper using natural colours and vegetable dyes. Dyeing, staining, block printing, tearing and burning, drawing and painting are some of the techniques I use. These various processes culminate in stitching the pieces together, and sometimes tying them with thread and stick to transform a two-dimensional entity into a three-dimensional form.