Nidhi is interested in exploring fields, forests, gardens, ecosystems, cities, kitchens, factories and workshops to discover ways in which matter can be created and destroyed. Her projects cover ongoing research around paper - making, production of cloth, weaving, stitching, traditional architecture, scrap markets and tailors, use of kitchen waste, fallen leaves, composting and natural dyeing practices in the world. The idea of sustainability and the idea of mapping is at the core of her practice. It alludes to a physical fear of being lost but also points to a lost civilization or a civilization losing its way. “When the world comes to an end, what is the artist going to do? What kind of art will they create?” She creates artwork under a doomsday prophesy, when all the paints and canvases may be destroyed. She makes art installations using materials like textile, paper, natural dyes, stitching and silver foil ( warakh), to question the veracity of the historical and contemporary maps of places. She allows it to guide her, without actually following any directions. By removing all the text from these images, she transforms the maps into landscapes, open to exploration for the viewer to establish their own connections.
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