Where I live, every time there is a wedding, whether Hindu or Muslim, the entire chawl have their arms and feet decorated with henna. My work explores the desires that are generated constantly by the fashion and other media. I reflect on appearances, the fake characters generated by mall culture and Bollywood within in my process. This is where my desire to create a unique costume, which is impossible to replicate, came into existence. ‘Impression’ is a jacket, which is a product of my performance before the camera. The mediums used are henna, fevicol - a synthetic resin adhesive, and my body. My body becomes a machine and heat from it helps the fevicol dry over a period of 24 hours, which is then peeled off. The peeled layer then contains the textures and wrinkles of my skin. Using henna and fevicol serve the purpose of contradicting each other. Henna is used as a temporary tattoo on hands and legs for decorative purpose, while fevicol helps me symbolize the fake nature of cosmetic products. They merge and create a surface of their own; to peel the so called ‘dead skin’ from my body.