Insiya Dhatt – Dreams


Insiya Dhatt



Techniques & Materials:

All the materials to build the mobile are enclosed in a box shaped like a book adding an element of anticipation and storytelling to the experience. One gets to weave their own dreams and aspirations into the artwork as they carefully thread and construct the mobile. The books act as blank canvases, inviting personal stories, musings, and reflections to be added.

Dreams is a variable edition of 10 – Each set comes with 8 hangers and 20 hooks. The box and mobile are designed and created by the artist. Baltic wood was laser etched and cut. The hinge of the box and the curved tray is one piece of wood and uses what is called living hinge which is the process of creating a pattern that allows curving of a solid piece of wood.

Artist Statement: Dreams is a conceptual project that signifies the elusive nature of dreams and aspirations, inviting participants on a profound journey of self-expression and discovery.

As they engage in the process of assembling the mobile and personalizing the accompanying books, participants immerse themselves in a transformative experience. The books act as blank canvases, eagerly awaiting their personal stories, musings, and reflections, creating a collection of individual narratives interwoven with the threads of imagination.

Through the delicate aesthetic of light-colored kozuke paper, the intricacy of laser-cut wood hooks, and the customizable nature of the mobile, Dreams challenges us to consider the delicate dance between our dreams and the tangible world we inhabit. It reminds us of the transformative power of imagination and the importance of nurturing our aspirations to create meaningful lives. By engaging with this artwork, we embark on a contemplative journey, reflecting upon the interplay between our dreams and the realities we navigate. It prompts us to explore the significance and balance of aspirations in shaping our lives and deepens our connection to the experiences that shape our journey.

In conclusion, Dreams serves as a captivating exploration of the human spirit. It provides a platform for self-expression, invites introspection, and fosters a deeper understanding of personal growth, resilience, and the pursuit of fulfillment. Through its carefully chosen elements and interactive nature, it encourages participants to weave their dreams into the fabric of their existence, reminding us of the power of imagination and the transformative potential of embracing our aspirations.