Insiya Dhatt – Pattern Unseen


© 2021
edition of 5
dimensions in inches: 7.25 x 7.75 x .25

In stock

About this piece:

The pandemic brought out some of our best and a lot of our most flawed patterns.
Patterns in life may be best described as those behaviors or ways of acting or responding
to a certain object or situation. These patterns are repeatable, we are born with some, and
others we develop due to our environment and life experience. As life continues, they
change, sometimes surprising us with its beauty and sometimes challenging
us to see the beauty in their randomness.

My journey from a fairly sheltered Muslim girl, who wasn’t safe in her own home,
to finding love and acceptance with someone only at the expense of family, the yearning
to have a family, and trying to find that elusive home. Throughout my life, it’s been
certain unseen patterns of mine that have helped me continue strongly and some
other patterns that despite the best of my ability, have caused pain.

Just as one turns the pages in a book, my life has been about finding space for
opposing ideas to co-exist. On the top and bottom right of every
page there are some combinations of symbols. I have left it up to the viewer to define what
each of these symbols means to them in their lives – is it gender, family, religion or
are honesty, integrity, and faithfulness, or are they just numbers on a page.

Housed in a paper wrapper.



About the artist:

Insiya draws inspiration from both her birthplace in the desert of Rajasthan and the intensity of her hometown Mumbai. After receiving her Masters in Banking and Economy, she spent 15 years shaping the face of eCommerce. During the following years, she left her position in the dot-com world to devote herself entirely to making art. Her art includes, photography, paper art and artist books.


Insiya Dhatt – Pattern Unseen