Prinita Thevarajah Captures Her Ever-Evolving Tamil Identity Through Glass Work

Prinita Thevarajah Captures Her Ever-Evolving Tamil Identity Through Glass Work
Prinita Thevarajah

Following the bends and folds of Tamil language, Prinita Thevarajah is a multidisciplinary artist who mimics its essence through glass work. The young creative meticulously crafts an assortment of everyday items under the name ‘Kapu’ meaning bangle in Tamil. Her ethnic roots are cherished through this rich embrace of artistry that takes cues from her native vocabulary and translates it into eclectic and visually striking pieces. 

Prinita utilises the artform of glass work to communicate and express her culture but moreover as a medium to convey her own humanity; which in hindsight is truly the main role of art in society. One can see how these pieces are not mere additions to our places of comfort but items to be interacted with. As their presence instils a life of creativity and intrigue into blank spaces where human expressions are alive. 

These sculptural pieces are made by repurposing glass tubes into unique shapes over a blowtorch. Presently, the artist is working on an entire collection of vases that resemble tamil vowels. Bending, curving and moulding the tubes inside her studio for hours also provides new means to interact with the material. Hence, Prinita crafts other items such as bracelets, chokers and earrings using the same matter.

The Art, Education & Community Practice graduate always hoped to create art using her own hands. Something that showcases her ever-evolving identity and builds a medium to navigate the many experiences one encounters in daily life. The glass designs are one part of her artistic journey and truly capture the true joy of creating. 

You can follow her journey here

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