September 6 to September 25, 2022

Location: Emergence Gallery

Presented by: Nalin Kamat

This snapshot of my work is titled “Disposition” – reflecting inherent qualities of mind and character. The piece selected here is an expression of my personal feelings as I grow up, the primitive and subconscious emotions that are at the very core of human nature.

Resilience was created last year, when I was 12 years old. As a preteen, there are times when you feel weighed down by the pressure and stress – like when preparing for a crucial exam. Resilience is quintessential to growing up. To evince this emotion, I created this charcoal drawing using the classical symbolism of Atlas holding up the Earth. The high contrast emphasizes the strength and pain in his sinewy body. The sinuous curves of the pose embody flexibility and endurance – true testaments of resilience.