chimeric

These drawings an attempt to visualize a confrontation between two kinds of speculation.  During a 2015 residency at Space118 in Mumbai, India, I began to make hybrid animal paintings which combined land and flying species, as creatures from the future.  Reflecting both melancholy and power, I conceived them as creatures attempting to have better chances of survival. I was inspired both by the magnitude of the city and by a three legged dog I met while staying in the Kherwadi neighborhood just outside of the Bandra Kurla Complex- an enormous “planned commercial complex”, or free trade zone created to bypass any national and local regulatory standards for resource extraction, labor practices and land use.