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THE INSIDE TRACK April 2013

The ThayyamTrunk

A Hand Painted Cushion

could not get them out fast enough. Each piece is an individual, one of a kind piece. And each has a story or a specific thought attached to it. I repeat a theme but never on the same piece.” The idea behind the ‘Nazar Batoo’ kettle was derived from this Indian tradition of applying a ‘Kala Teeka’ to keep the evil eye away. The artist believes in expressing herself honestly as part of the thought processes of developing her creations. “I don’t work on a piece keeping in mind whether it will sell or appeal to another person. I create for myself. It is only after that process is over, that I turn it over to the viewer to see what they make of it and if they connect in any shape or form to

The Wild Wardrobe

The Lotus Balti

The Auto Chair

me or my thought process”, states Aarohi. The design finds space on her canvas, kettle or furniture as soon as it pops up in the mind. And probably this is the reason why there is no fixed amount of time that goes into finishing the work. A Khiladi table or cupboard may take upto a week whereas a kettle may take two days of non-stop work while a canvas can go on for a month. The products are marketed via her website and Facebook page. She also holds exhibitions of her work every year. Some of her interesting projects include a Time Stamp Chair which involved painting two very old chairs. It was meant as the kid’s study table chair. Another was a

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Khiladi concept table that was created as a memory keepsake for a family leaving town after a two year stint in an apartment complex. The table’s design was based on the rough architectural plan of their apartment complex. Its central core comprised references to chess and snakes and ladders, based on the path of the complex. The flip side of the table involved a complete felt base with four pockets to play a modified game of snooker/ pool. And the areas uncovered by the games were covered by over a thousand photographs. Art By Aarohi products are sold at a price range starting from Rs. 3500. Currently, Aarohi is working on an exhibition of large canvases, roughly 4x5 to 4x7 feet comprising of large faces. Summing up her work, Aarohi says, “Every piece comes from the heart and is a snippet from the story of my life.” Contact tel: +91 9880198814 email: aarohi@artbyaarohi.com web: www.artbyaarohi.com

The Time Stamp Chair

The Time Stamp Chair base

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