Sakshi Gupta

Found rose plant roots and jute fiber, Variable dimensions

I made this work during a three-month art residency at the Bangalore Art Centre on Hosur road. The Centre, located at a furniture factory gave me access to waste objects or materials to work with. In these works, I have rendered objects associated with intimacy and comfort into forms that are oppressive or estranged to challenge conventional connotations with what we consider familiar or banal.
Claws is made up of roots of rose bushes discarded by a farmer, which I found close to the Centre on the main Hosur Road Highway. I hung them from a height on fibrous ropes, in clusters. The suspended, familiar root shapes are disorienting as they appear menacing and claw-like with the displacement from beneath the earth to the naked air.