Through the Smoke and the Flame This piece was inspired by the Indian Navy and the Black Cats (the Indian Special Forces) I made this piece to represent the battle within the Taj hotel, where the soldiers had to fight through smoke and fire, and try to save all the civilians held captive within. It is made as a commemoration to the heroes within the Black Cats who risked their lives by going in blind into the hotel, without any sort of imagery of the scene within, save a rudimentary blueprint of the hotel. I made this using fabric paints and block prints and also by burning the bottom of the dress with a contolled flame.
Stand Against Terrorism I made this piece as a protest piece of sorts, to simply say that we all must take a stand against terrorism so that an event like 26/11 may never occur again. This also is a representation of Mumbai itself after 26/11, as even though the city was severely ravaged and damaged, the people still banded together and take a stand. Every religion and every person, no matter the caste, creed, color or sex, all stood together and made a promise to protect the city, so that 26/11 may never occur again. I made this piece with fabric paint and silk screens.
Guns and Fire I made this shirt to show the effect of weaponry and how it simply causes pain and strife, consuming and destroying everything in its path. this was made with linoleum blocks, a silk screen, fabric paint and a controlled flame.
Tears of the Lost I made this dress to represent the lives lost during 26/11 and the grief and sorrow that engulfed the city when she lost her sons and daughters to the hands of terrorists. Made by block printing and silk screening the fabric, and then shredding the ends.
The News of the Week I made this piece to show how important this event was. it was in the news for ages. The news was all about the bloodshed and the lives lost and the heroic acts of all our people, the employees of the hotels and the Black Cats alike. so therefore this piece is a tribute to all the heroes, for they all meant to be acknowledged, and need to get a mention, for they helped save the day. I made this using fabric glue and newspaper and fabric paint.
Attack on the Taj I made this dress as a direct depiction of the tragedy of 26/11. This dress directly shows what occurred outside of the hotel, and how the people were rescued, and how the Black Cats got in to help the hostages. I made this dress with fabric paint and burned it with a controlled flame.
Chemistry of the Mind
The brain is one of the most precise organs in the human body, it is like Mozart's fifth symphony or Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, not one note or key can be out of place, not one beat can be skipped or the entire piece goes out of sync, the brain is rather similar to that only infinitely more complicated. The brain much like the music piece is a very delicately balanced structure with the chemicals in perfect balance, and if that balance even shifts slightly then it creates a multitude of problems, and reeks havoc, causing illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, depression and other illnesses.In today's world scientists understand these risks and problems therefore are very careful to subject a patient to electro convulsive therapy but in the 50's and sixties they used it indiscriminately and without care, therefore harming their patients in the long run more than helping them. For ECT sends electric shocks through the brain altering the delicate chemical balance within. So therefore I made my piece to be a statement against the misuse of ECT, trying to show what would happen if it is not used correctly.
Green Screen Movements
Green screen edit done by - David Sullivan
Film Directed and Edited by - Austen Deery and Justin Huang
Lady of the River
"I have protected the river for centuries on end, and I shall continue for centuries to come. It is my duty to protect the sanctity of the river and never let the ways of the world affect it. I am neither cruel nor kind, for it is not my place to be. I am simply the guardian, the gatekeeper, the judge. Known by few but feared by all, even those I deem worthy. It is my duty to pass judgement and I will always judge fairly, for I can look into your heart and see your true desires, your darkest corners, and your most buried truths. And I shall decide if you are worthy, if you are valiant and if you have the courage to enter and get a glimpse of my world. For I am the Lady of the River, And in my realm I am judge, jury and executioner."
To Eat Like A Bird
This costume was inspired by a friend of mine, who suffers from anorexia. This disease is actually rather debilitating for quite a few people, as non matter how much these people wish to eat, or even try to convince themselves to eat, they can't for their stomachs turn at the sight of food and they are left to simply pick at it and hope that they can keep it down, or even muster up the strength to take a bite.
Tempest: Act 1 Scene 1
Return to Nature
This piece is a sort of call to the environment. It represents the connection between nature and humans, and how we are simply a small part of a bigger whole, and in order to preserve that whole and not destroy it, we must protect nature and remember we are a part of it, and without it we cannot survive