“I began my artistic life, not with paint or chisels, but with a notebook and a pen: I used to write and revel in, poetry. At 15, I was entranced by the words of Rainier Maria Rilke. And somehow in my latter work as a visual artist, I often invoke the images of Rilke’s poems, even borrowing passages as titles to my pieces. I wanted to create poetry by way of images, objects and environments. This exhibition is yet again another attempt at transcribing the literary unto the visual and tactile. The poetic consciousness is a framework of mindfulness that allows us to see reality in terms of rich symbols. Thus, the different facets of situations occur simultaneously in the various realms of being: what is banal to us at one point become insightful in another light. The reference for my works here is culled from dream journals and letters. All my dreams it seems, if not most, are tinged with the sadness of life’s brevity and the fleeting nature of consciousness-in-the-body. And so, I try to “write” verses to this effect, to the praise of ennui and of wakefulness. Of brevity of the eternal: the transience of mind”.