I, Readymade

I, Readymade is a series of ‘self-portraits’ that employ found, everyday objects – oftentimes in their unaltered form – to construct ‘sculptures’ that are representations of the self as perceived in various settings and points of time. These objects are, in many ways, site specific in that they were gathered from the very place and the very time that I choose to represent the self in. Although not in the conventional understanding, the works are self-portraits made from everyday objects – objects of daily life; objects that have a universal identity; objects that also share a personal history. The objects we use go on, to a certain extent, to define us; we leave a part of ourselves in the objects that we interact with on a daily basis. Objects then become ancillary components of our memories, they become catalysts of nostalgia, reminiscence and remembrance. ‘Gravity’ is oftentimes included as a medium in my works as they rely greatly on balance in their construction. The fragility that the element of balance brings to the works allows them to embody a certain temporarily, reiterating the impermanence of the fleeting perceptions of the self at different points in time and in different environmental settings.

Untitled - Self-portrait in soccer boot

54 x 25 x 15 inches.
Stoneware, wood, found bed post, soccer boot, glass, water, gravity.

Portrait of a Breadcrumb

32 x 53 x 15 inches.
Steel chair, found wood, plate, bread, glass, water, gravity.

Unit 2R, 1403 Madison Avenue

72 x 18 x 20 inches.
Chairs from apartment, plate, canned sardines, glass, water, fork, knife, twine.

Untitled - Tin Can Telephone

22 x 30 x 16 inches.
Styrofoam, brick, mud, clay, rope, wood, glass, water, gravity.

To greener pastures

13 x 11 x 6 inches.
Ceramic, plaster, wood, bricks, resin, gravity.

Import --> The quick brown fox ran over the fence II

80 x 32 x 30 inches.
Plywood, metal roofing, aluminum net, styrofoam, rope, packaging tape, pages from Bengali grammar book, marker, plastic pipe.

Import --> The quick brown fox ran over the fence I

42 x 24 x 24 inches.
Steel knives, concrete, Styrofoam, packing tape, cardboard.


47 x 42 x 14 inches.
Milled wood, found bedpost, glass, water, twig, twine, gravity.

Return Gift

40 x 25 x 21 inches.
Travel suitcase, wood, glass, water, clamp belt, electronic item boxes, immigration documents.

The Indian toilet that wanted to be a Commode

35 x 24.5 x 23.5 inches.
Concrete, toilet seat, plunger, bucket, toilet paper roll.

Death of a tree branch

68 x 6.5 x 6 inches.
Found tree branch, rope, plywood, primer, glass, water, gravity.

Self-portrait in America

10 x 7 x 4 inches.
Sandwich container, rice and chicken curry, concrete, straw, paper, pen, tape.