K R Nariman
K R Nariman’s sculpture’s exhibit human connectivity and environmental concerns. The widespread threat to the natural world in the face of habitat destruction and resource exploitation pose monumental wildlife and environmental threats.
The human race is collectively responsible for the degradation of the environment and wildlife around us, and that is reflected in the form of abstract human figures in all her sculptures. Her work is influenced by human relationships and the degradation of the natural world, this takes its shape in the form of Bronze Sculptures of human and animal figurines in addition to nature inspired artwork. Hand crafted sculptures are primary to her practice and she produces small and large-scale sculptures.
Her sculptures are in two styles. The first being abstract human sculptures linked together through their limbs. These speak of people being interconnected and world over being alike irrespective of race, colour, sex or ethnicity. She hopes to spread the message that all human beings are bridged together and can build on that to form deep relationships and help each other grow.
Nature and animal inspired sculptures consist of the second type of sculptures she produces. Through these sculptures what is portrayed are the different ways in which nature and wildlife has suffered due to human activity. The message behind these sculptures are to spread knowledge on conservation and sustainability to ensure that future generations will have the bounties of nature that we enjoy today. Her research is therefore focussed on the effect that human activity has on the planet’s biodiversity. A number of elements cause this disruption, including habitat alteration, resource exploitation, and deforestation. Due to consumerism and the lack of knowledge about sustainability, we find ourselves moving further away from our connect with our ecosystems. Therefore, her sculptures hope to impact the viewer on the pressing issue of today which is environmental change, and how we as human beings can directly or indirectly damage or improve our surroundings and ourselves. Her hope is to extend knowledge on conservation efforts that will ultimately lead people towards lifestyle changes so that a healthy habitat is secured for future generations.