Digbijayee Khatua

Working with common themes like time, isolation, and transition, I am interested in the fragility of relationships and the awkwardness of humans trying to coexist and relate to one another. To that end, I create miniatures with detailing to serve as evolving still-life renditions, from which I paint detailed narratives. For my most recent series, I built a diorama of a fictional rural landscape and gradually developed it into farmlands — and ultimately, a town. Beginning with a square of Styrofoam, I carved in mountains, valleys, rivers and ponds, and propagated a verdant landscape of wire and foam trees.