She truly thrives on energy. The colour palate she selects, the stories intertwined, her journey itself that unexpectedly lead her into the enthralling world of art, is a result of faith and energy. This is the story of Soulink Swati Pasari. Swati opened the doors of her tastefully structured Alipore Bungalow to us and we definitely overstayed our welcome. A painter and a sculptor, Swati has broken the stereotype of being a ‘young’ successful artist. As her journey began finding solace in painting, she also took to Pranic Healing as an alternate exercise to study energy and practise therapeutic activities.
As we glided around the artist’s own abode of space and palatial interiors, we knew a happy soul resided here. Especially her penthouse studio where premature winter light poured in, and except for the odd birdcall, a meditative calm reigned. Vast, empty canvases and works-in-progress were propped expectantly against the walls; brushes, books, paint and paper lay scattered all around the centre table that functioned as a palate itself. We strolled through the trimmed garden and that’s when we first saw her signature sculptures live in front of us. All acrylic on fibre glass. Our favourite three pieces for this photo story inspired us to recognise how in a way they represented the three fundamentals of Pranic Healing – Balance, Harmony and Transformation.
Minimalism has become more globally accepted in terms of design. Without the correct balance in home decor or life, whatever you want to imply this to, balance is key. In terms of displaying art at home, make sure your space doesn’t end up looking like a museum or a furniture shop. The colours should be neutral with little vibrancy in statement pieces or furniture accessories. Other places ideal for this particular piece is the entrance to denote good luck and welcome the guest with good vibes.
Harmony sings tunes of co-existence in peace. And that’s what these sculptures represent. Placed in her Zen style garden with lounge chairs spotting the velvet like grass, from a distance they radiated vibrant colours of happiness, music and celebration without overwhelming the onlooker.
Self growth and applying the learnings is the most difficult and the most essential. And who can represent this philosophy better than Buddha. Most famously, Swati’s sculptures provide the common reader with a visual entryway into the text painted on the sculpture itself. She has brought about a change in the visual aesthetics of art and ultimately placing it with complete justice. The most grandeur sculpture, ironically, is built with vision, experience, skills and selfless prayers ultimately transforming from every incident at every step in the making. The best spot for this one is against a large empty wall, centre piece at a corridor, the library/spa room or any space where your thoughts are at its best.
Photographer: Harshika Tantia