North Coast Seed Building Studios Where Creative Ideas Grow in the NOPO Junction

North Coast Seed Building Studios
Malti Aggarwal Greenberg

I was born in New Delhi, India,  and immigrated to America when I was 12, by way of England and Kenya.   I am a self taught artist, with experience in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking.  My recent work has utilized  printmaking techniques to  explore the attachment and memory of the many languages, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Swahili and English that were spoken lovingly in the family home.  The  mono prints  and etchings shown here  can be described as a collection gestural calligraphic markings arising from soft, dark backgrounds. The images address my fascination with how memories are created, and what memory, and the recall of the spoken language, means to the artist and viewer. The calligraphic influence depicted in the work echos my deep rooted connection with the pictorial nature of written Asian languages, and reflects upon the complex relationship between spoken language and cultural memories. The work expresses memories in a visual context by organizing a series of calligraphic marks which bring about a particular pattern or shape. The overall pattern or field of the finished print imparts to the viewer feelings or qualities evoked by a particular memory of spoken languages.

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