Zoya, an exquisite diamond boutique, from the House of Tata, presents “Finely Crafted Journeys”, conversations with women achievers, whose creativity and commitment to their craft has created something truly distinctive. This time, Zoya’s guest was Bahaar Dhawan Rohatgi. An artist and lawyer, Bahaar merges her twin passions for a truly unique perspective. Named ‘best-emerging artist’ by ASSOCHAM at the SAARC Women Economic Forum, her work’s been exhibited in more than 25 shows in India and internationally. Bahaar simultaneously works on furthering Art Law in India.
What inspired you to pursue your craft as an artist?
I discovered art when I was 5. It’s always been a part of my soul. My degree in law and understanding of world issues, adds a perspective that results in works that are detached from the straightjacket of definition, boundaries and invoke thought or comment on contemporary society. All my experiences are camouflaged/ masked under layers & labyrinth of mixed media work. It is unique and fulfilling.
What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity is all about perception and the ambivalent emotions it evokes; being intuitive, altruistic, fearless, and finding your reality beyond the realm of the judgment of all wrongs and rights.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Each of my paintings tells a story, leaving the audience to discern the same. It is the only time, when all three elements- my mind, body and soul are completely in sync. Creating this experience empowers me while the joy in creating is unparalleled.
Zoya and me
Jewellery, like art, is an extension to people’s personalities. I like Zoya’s impeccable attention to detail that evokes luxury and style. The versatility of designs enhance power in a corporate attire and look great with traditional outfits as well.
Bahaar Dhawan Rohatgi adorns Necklace and Bracelet from the Musee Du Luxe collection