Rethinking the Accepted Norm

April 8, 2022

Welcome to my Blog! I’ve never thought of myself as a Blogger, but here I am…

The reason I decided to do this is that it’s an opportunity for me as a solitary artist, working solo,  communicating only with the stone I’m working ‘with’ to share how some of the series and sculptures ‘happen’.

One day I happened to be looking at Andrew Wood's famous painting - American Gothic, wondering as to what made it one of the most recognizable paintings in America. I was looking at the blank, expressionless faces of the farmer and his wife, (who happened to be the painter's sister and his dentist), wondering what was it about this work that made it so famous. It was at that moment that the idea to recreate my own interpretation of this work in 3-dimensional format and give it my "take" on it was born.


Thus started the series -"Masterpieces Revisited". 

The concept behind it is to offer new interpretation to works that have become artistic symbols in visual as well as performing arts, such as paintings, music, and dance. I want to offer a new angle to something that has become a staple and bring a different and very personal vision, which will create a certain curiosity and challenge the viewer to rethink the accepted traditional norm. 

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