Sahana’s work is part of a series where letters of Brahmi script are being deconstructed into geometric shapes to understand the evolution of human conscious intellect over time. This understanding of construction, allows her to construct a linguistic space of her own. ‘Langscape’, a combination of language and landscape is a work that intends to intervene in the geometric expanse of linguistics. The alphabet Da and Ya are being explored in combination in this painting. This is because Sahana believes them to have a similar geometric construct. Placing them in one point of view, in the same landscape is a study to understand how words are constructed with a combination of letters. Bringing them together forms the word ‘Daya,’ which means compassion in Sanskrit, Tamil and Devanagari (The three basic roots of Brahmi script). The nature of compassion is brought out with the use of different colours.
Sahana attained her BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2016), Certificate course in Graphic Design from Image Institution, Coimbatore, India (2015), and ISC High school Diploma from Isha Home School, Coimbatore, India (2013). She has participated in several group shows at Urban Ventures, Singapore (2016), What If We…at Praxis Space Gallery, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2016), Doki Doki by Plus Project, at Cumono Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (2015) and One Night Only at Winstedt Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2014).