Saathipadi - Seven Steps The Shanti Centre and ACAVA

Saathipadi - Seven Steps The Shanti Centre and ACAVA    2006

The project explored ideas about marriage and what that means to people from various cultural backgrounds. I worked with an South-Asian elders group and together we discussed the idea of marriage, its importance and value. We shared ideas, memories, photographs, and fragments left over from weddings days such as invitations and dresses. The commission collated the work generated by the elders into a sculpture made with items used in Hindu wedding ceremonies. My work was based on the steps that are taken around the holy fire in Hindu marriages. Saathipadi meaning Seven Steps.