And so I acquired them - one artwork at a time - with the idea of living with them forever.
Over the years the collection grew
and my children grew up surrounded by a visual feast!
However, upon turning 50, I realised that these artworks have a much longer life than I.
I am only their temporary custodian.
And I have the responsibility of ensuring a long healthy life for each.
So the online gallery WOVENSOULS was born.
Through this website I have been passing on some of these beloved timeless treasures to other loving homes.
In the meanwhile I have also begun working on a micro projects to prevent the extinction of textile art traditions in 2 small communities. With that maybe, the textile art skill will live for at least one more generation.
Art - the type held in traditional antique pieces -
has been the world in which I refresh myself.The joys that come from studying the details of the artwork during photography or the ethnographic migration fact that I stumble upon as I compare motifs of artworks from unconnected origins or learning about the latest technology as I improve this website everyday -
are joys that won't let me sleep and make me want to rise ever morning and rush to my laptop!
And so in many ways, I manage all aspects of WOVENSOULS myself.
I enjoy sharing this beauty online and in most part this is a
"SVANTUH SUKHAAYE" endeavour
(sanskrit for fulfilment of fthe self).