SHELLS

I have created a number of installations using shells of various types. Most of the installations are created using mussel shells. In Goa, the mussel shells are bright green on one side and silvery-white on the other. I plant thousands of mussels shells on the sand in patterns, mimicking the ocean. When the viewer moves around the installations, the colour changes like a silk carpet. Here my inspiration is the ocean, the theme is the ocean, the medium is offered to me by the ocean and my canvas is also the shore. My works celebrate the role of the ocean as a medium of inter-continental cultural diffusion. Oceans have been highways of culture, responsible for exchange of materials and ideas across continents.