It is necessary to have a sound knowledge of what constitutes how we experience the world- both for creative process and critical distance. The planning of available space according to quality in landscape, architecture and art and design may contribute to the resident’s quality of life, promoting social inclusion and helping to bring about a more balanced use of space. According to me space can provoke different visual experiences and moods, it can be experienced cognitively and emotionally.
As a practitioner I believe that what I produce has a responsibility to evoke a particular feeling or narrate memories and events of a common background or introduce dissonant or ironic signs, or even just stimulate critical reflection in the viewer. Even if our perception are subjective, out basic spatial experience are natural perceptual facts and functionally universal. The essence of our experiences and emotions might be beyond the limits of (verbal) language. But it can be demonstrated and their cognitive and perceptual basis can be described. The idea thus is to construct a spatial experience for the viewer which was familiarly yet misplaced.
Prathmi Mehta who usually equates herself as a Public Space Designer has currently found herself on the cross of her younger artistic instincts and her more familiar design attitude. Experimented with several different elective pools she feels most confident about her analytical design approach. However recently Prathmi has begun focusing her practice towards more artistic dimensions. Currently fascinated with the idea of interaction and evocative spaces she is attempting to create publicly responsive driven works.