Shibboleth Sari imagines a sari as a shibboleth, a device that alerts insiders to an external threat and grew from the idea of the sari as a symbol of Indian authenticity, conversations at the South Asia Gallery Collective at Manchester … Read More
Been immersed in shibori at home and CDM and my fingers are now orange and purple. Favourites are the nui stitch resist that suggests double helix dna strands and the circle clamp resist itajime methods. Jute twine worked the best.
I’m delighted to have my article ‘Back to Life: Making Art to Re-Search my Anglo-Indian Heritage’ published in the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies.
I’m made up to have been awarded Arts Council Develop Your Creative Practice Funding for the Shibboleth Sari project, which will examine the sari as a symbol of Indian authenticity.
This collage explores legitimacy, uncertainty, and be/longing and is inspired by the 1434 Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck (below). Referring to the Anglo-Indian community’s often hidden origins, Kathleen Cassity describes “the extent to which [ it] is originally of “legitimate” … Read More