Artist Statement: This piano is a fusion of two concepts. The first is a dedication to the immigrant who moved from India with her spouse on a dependant visa years ago. She used to wait for handwritten letters from home and that was a big part of her narrative. Secondly, this design was also born out of an admiration for the women who apply henna at weddings for hours. They dedicate themselves to applying the patterns with precision and care on the bride’s and the guests’ hands for hours. I tried to simulate the henna process, dotting with my brush and drawing with markers.
  • 2018



Dhanashree Gadiyar

Public Location

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (June 4 - 24, 2018)

Permanent Home

PS 596x (Delivered Fall 2018)

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