As an artist,I believe that artwork is the physical evidence of an emotional state. My works are produced as a result of an ongoing conversation between myself and color, texture and emotions. I use color, it’s moods, and it’s psychological properties to reinforce a visual narrative. To color, I add a rich tapestry- like textural aspect.The weaving together of color and texture reflects both my educational background in textile design and my cultural background from India. I create my mixed media artworks in an age old Byzantine technique, but using a wide range of materials: 24k gold leafed glass, nipped glass bangles, other assorted glass, millefiori, marble, granite, slate, shells, fabric, jewelry pieces, copper, etc. My approach to making art includes auditioning a large number of materials for each mixed media piece.Discoveries made while creating one piece generates a starting point for the next. The depth and beauty of the materials discovered excite and inspire the design. The art concepts I work with include the relativity of color, illusions of depth, and the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated textures. Creating multiple visual planes on a flat surface is one of my favorite concepts.