The Story of My Experiments in Creativity
I live in Mumbai and am a practicing artist and designer. My initiative Co-Create Art uses Art as a tool for therapy and inner-transformation. Co-Create Art seeks to facilitate engagements which instill values, experience re connection with self and culture. It hopes to reignite a feeling of Inspiration which is so intrinsic to joy into our daily lives.
For several years, I have been experimenting with workshops in the spirit of “Art with Heart”; Offering beauty to the world by integrating the love in our hearts with skill in our hands.
I spent almost half a decade at the Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad; committedly serving with underprivileged children and women, in sanitation and crafts and cultural revitalization. A deep learning in living a life of gift culture resulted from serving daily for one year on the floor at Seva Café (a gift-economy experiment restaurant) Then going on to be a part of the founding team for Moved by Love, an inclusive world-family which creates platforms for experiments in kindness and generosity; We have been conducting 3-day gift- economy (Head, Heart and Hands) Retreats over the past 2.5 years.
In what now feels like another lifetime, I graduated from CEPT (The Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad) and practiced commercial architecture and design for several years before moving on to address a deeper question “How can design be used today to serve society. The enriching process thereafter is my constant endeavor; To create beauty, Add value and Connect hearts. I’ve begun to trust that serving with pure intentions holds the key to looking at the world with a deeper, and clearer perspective.