My handmade paper pieces are about the senses—especially those intimately engaged with food—taste, texture, sight and smell. Smell is closely linked with ancestral memory. As an immigrants’ child from South Asia (the sub-continent that has playfully been called “the sub-condiment”), I am moved by the smells that memory evokes and I incorporate taste memories into my art. I make paper, prints, 2D and 3D structures to capture the intangible qualities of a meal, a spice mixture, or a relationship based on food that reflects my assembled, diasporic culture. These works anchor me to past, place, tradition, and the daily ritual of eating. I create forms as a way to transform oral traditions into tangible works of art.