Prachie Shah

"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength, and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life." - Joseph Cornell

Many of our first memories involve nature - playing in parks or in the rain, studying photosynthesis, or hiking. The importance of nurturing and coexisting with nature is an integral part of our early life lessons. Besides acknowledging that our survival depends on these plants, tending to them imbibed us with fundamental qualities of teamwork, compassion, and responsibility. As we grow older, however, our interactions with it seem to decrease, we grow distant and begin to ignore or abuse it. Prachie’s artworks depict shoots taking roots in everyday objects to remind viewers of their childhood lessons such as growing plants in matchboxes or visiting nurseries on school trips. Prachie’s practice aims to explore the relationship between humans and nature. Her work not only represents the beauty of flora and fauna, but also puts it on a pedestal to remind us of our complete dependence on it.

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