INSTALLATIONS 2013 > eska payd

Foremost within my mind are the experiential considerations of an installation, its visual scale and the depth of exploration of thoughts and ideas. Installations allow transformation of space. Ideas of dwelling and growth are inspired by the natural world, both microscopic and macroscopic as derived from my previous medical education. These images as well as my cultural heritage from India inform the patterns and designs I make on the woodblock. From carving the woodblock to the final installation there is inner comfort and peace in the repetitive process of printing, sealing, painting, folding and installing - a feeling every person should have. I use disposable, humble, paper plates and transform them, suggesting the possibility of preciousness and indispensable beauty. This physical transformation reflects the difference a single person can make within the community together with the consolidation and maturity of our ideas of belonging and growth in this global culture