Change is Beautiful is a visual rendering of the artist’s actual brain. The illustrations subtly etched on their respective lobes represent what was lost and what was gained as a result of her brain injury. Change is something to be embraced rather than feared. The brain is constantly forming new connections and neural pathways, creating a myriad of new possibilities. Even in the face of unexpected changes, the brain is resilient, always shining bright. This sculpture shows the story of transformation, imperfection and the beauty inherent in change.
Kanika Gupta is an artist, writer and social entrepreneur who actively influences change by leading by example. Her visual artistic practice is diverse ranging from stick figure doodles to sculpture, painting and photography.
Through all of her creative and community building endeavours, Gupta seeks to contribute to creating new societal norms that are more inclusive and accurately embody what it means to be human.
Gupta was named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and her work has been profiled internationally in Forbes, the Globe and Mail and Guardian.
Currently, Gupta is a Director of Tangled Arts + Disability.