Flagging & Stripping (2005)

Flagging (2005) is a tapestry installation of seven strips of fabric derived from the flag colours of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The premise of this work is to create a spectrum of colours to argue about the collective vs individual identity and how borders, partition, divisions, lines define  and construct such identities geographically, psychologically and emotionally. The strips/lines of the tapestry are geometric and linear, representing clean and non-bending identities. But once put on; the strips transform themselves into an organic, undulating and overlapped surface, and within these flagging strips, a less defined and ambiguous identity is taking refuge that is neither individual not collective. Such didactic meanings are the essence of this work.