Archana is a London based Textile Artist specialising in stitch and Fine art textiles. She collects and works with found memory artefacts through which she is exploring the interplay between memory, place and identity. Often these artefacts are old maps that bring forth the evolving nature of boundaries, both physical as well as emotional. She uses bare minimum tools and stitch to recreate a sense of belonging that often requires listening and nurturing that her work attempts to capture.
Her practice is of British and Indian heritage and generally involves collecting, organising, slowing down and making sense of her life, which is divided between making art and being in the world. Her work helps her appreciate what is precious and important in today’s fast and digital world. Also, for her, it is an attempt to stay connected with what is fading but precious in life.
Archana has graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with an MA in Sustainable textile design and also did her post-graduation in textile design from National Institute of Design in India.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
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