Fragmented Realities II
mirrored acrylic, 2021
The mirrored acrylic objects are made up drawings of entangled letters of the Tamil alphabet string that have been vectorised and laser cut onto the mirror. I use mirrors to draw upon their powerful symbolism and their use in art history in working with complex ideas of the gaze and identity. There is a subversion of the symmetry. They are a kind of mirror-maze, where they find themselves searching for a sense of who they are. There is a sense of endless circularity and repetition with the fragmented mirrors reflecting its surroundings, a disjointed labyrinth of perception and reality. Yet, despite their disorientation, despite not knowing where they are in terms of up or down or left or right, they still stand upright. They convert their limitation to access and power.