Circular bins were photographed from bird’s eye view in order to represent public and domestic trash in an aesthetic unity.
Plastic bottles installed on bus stop, 2011
Discarded plastic bottles were collected from the streets, arranged by colour and installed on top of a bus stop advertisement in Mumbai.
In 2011 I spent four months working with rubbish pickers in Mumbai to help collect rubbish from the streets and train tracks.
The rubbish I collected was then sorted by colour and installed back into the various public spaces from which it was originally collected.
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Old kurtas were collected from the Khar Road railway tracks, sorted by colour and then hung on display.
Watercolour on paan stains, 2011
Housing stairwell in Mumbai, India
Indian men chew ‘paan’ tobacco and spit in corners and on walls. I tried coating these stains with watercolours so they might resemble abstract or expressionistic paintings in public space, but I’m not sure if this worked.