Line is a series of photographs featuring the many facets of line taking form in unique everyday patterns.
Statement: I grew up, often scared of lines, and yet so strongly attached to them. I’ve been afraid, for being the Indian who will be looked down on for not knowing the practice of queuing. I’ve observed in silence as first class passengers jump ahead by simply flashing an elite card. From gendered lines dividing people in schools, gurdwaras, airports to constructed borders dividing nations, religions, families, what exactly is the meaning of line? In this ongoing series, I explore the many facets of lines that are so present and significant in my culture. Perhaps in these unique everyday patterns taking form naturally, outside of institutions, I find myself with a sense of calm, acceptance and bonding.
First Launch: Q? Y Art?, Toronto, 2013. Published at: A Colour Deep, 2016