The Ideal Home and Garden July 2019 | 83
hevisualsthatGaurvicreates are a
reaction to her everyday experiences.
She had always been interested in
drawing, but discovered her fascination
for collages while living in Japan. She
mentions, “Art is a language, that I am
most comfortable with. I speak my
heart out when I draw. What I express
through art is pure and heartfelt. Art
is also a medium for me to vent out
emotions, I am struggling with and a way
of celebration, when I am happy, positive
and joyful.” After Gaurvi stepped into
motherhood, her works were mostly
woven around the small moments spent
with her little one. Like nature walk with
him, waiting for his school bus, sitting
under a tree listening to birds sing.
She celebrated these small moments
by drawing them. Her creations are an
honest documentation of this transition.
Since her college days, Gaurvi was
interested in working with mixed media.
She says, “I love how the materials add
another dimension to the artwork. Love
for detail that I experienced in Japanese
culture seeped into my work. And slowly
from linear and bold strokes my work
became small and detailed. My art has
grown with me, and I enjoyhowmy
experiences shape my work.”tiHG