Artist Anuradha Bhaumick stitches colorful interior embroideries that showcase people enjoying their living spaces. Home, particularly the objects that surround us, came into focus like never before in the year 2020. Anuradha’s work speaks to the importance of those things.
“My idea [in my work] is to elevate the monotony of everyday life with the mundane itself,” she says in an interview with The Curator’s Salon. “I don’t see objects as non-living things. The objects that lay around us, make me, ME. The bookshelf, the alarm clock on my bedside table, the globe which makes me want to pack everything up and leave for the great unknown, my teakwood chair where I’ve spent hours reading my book, they are as much alive as I am. I am because of them. I don’t see these as just decorations or amenities, these are the personalities that build me. The patina on an old leather bag or knee rips on my jeans from being a clumsy skater are the building blocks of life. These are forever my inspirations.”