In 2006, Jyoti began re-contextualizing functional objects into new contexts. He shaped bamboo mats, used in Nepal for drying grains and other crops, into sculptures that define twisting places in space and the dramatic shadows of unexpected openings. Sinuous lines and deep volumes invite the exploration of the artwork’s continuously changing profile.
Working with these flexible objects, Jyoti balances spontaneity with an understanding of the material’s physical structure and limitations. He experiments with folding and rolling the mats in an origami-like manner. Curvature becomes paramount to the composition.