In this exhibition, Her Nature, transdisciplinary artist Ashwini Bhat explores a trajectory toward a metaphysical understanding of nature and self. In both English and in Kannada, Bhat’s mother tongue, nature/prakriti, reference wilderness and the inherent qualities of a personality. Through sculpture, installation, and video, Bhat connects visual language to the yearning to be part of nature, to the recognition of human interconnectedness with the more-than-human. She works scientific and philosophical revelations into aesthetic articulations. Bhat’s references range widely from early Harappan civilization clay seals to the iconographies of temple architecture; from pre-Aryan animistic nature spirits like Yakshis to the 12th-century transcendental feminist poetry of Akka Mahadevi. Through transformative biomorphic sculptures, Bhat emphasizes the link between human, animal, and vegetal forms as she revisits questions that have been elemental to her practice: What does singular identity even mean if we are composed of innumerable organisms? In what ways has our tendency toward logocentrism limited the breadth of our vision? How can art renew perceptions of form, relationships, the familiar? Even though the works here serve also as self-portraits, the title of the exhibition, Her Nature (not My Nature), projects a third person, turning the idea of an individual self into something of a larger presence that invokes plural belongingness and interdependencies.