Motivated by a congenital inclination to recycle, Patchmina is a range of objects of daily use as well as one-of-a-kind collector’s items!
For an outline in chain stitch - chain smoker, what else ...
In prayer - as in daily life - she sits behind.
Framed in wedding sari border - chaste as it is, censored on principle. Collection of Sonu Bijlani
Happy Mothers' Day
I’d recently returned from several hours meditating on Monet’s giant works at l’Orangerie, but wasn’t expect anything like this when I stuffed strips from Gita’s discarded chiffon sari into boxes of Candy’s discarded cassettes. Rolled-up scraps from one of my old torn-up nighties found their way in too. It took me a while to recognize what had happened.
The possibilities are endless.
Devi means ‘Goddess’, but it’s also my grandmother’s name. She taught me to make these flowers from scraps and we’d sew them together to make colourful covers. This piece is inspired by Matisse’s Pensief.
Peel Slowly and See
The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album had a controversial cover by Andy Warhol: the image of a banana with a “Peel Slowly And See” instruction. The peel was a sticker that revealed a flesh-coloured fruit beneath. This art work presents a pale imitation of Warhol’s banana, embellished with crotchet flowers created from audio cassette tape.