Shivashtie Poonwassie

about the artist

Shivashtie Poonwassie

My work revolves around three main areas, perception and reality, texture and materials. Each of these encompasses a multitude of areas and offers a world of possibilities in terms of exploring and producing art. I work intuitively and my making is influenced by many factors including my present state, the environment, the materials at hand and so on, it allows me a freedom in making I would not have if I became more commercially oriented. Therefore much of what I make is unique to me and cannot be found elsewhere.

How you think as an individual is an element of my work, I refrain from dictating meaning in my work. It is as important to me that meaning is ascribed by the viewer, this allows the viewer to form a unique understanding of each piece as appropriate to them.

Shivashtie