Asha Menghrajani’s luminous, glistening artworks are her innovative interpretation of the elusive energy of the spirit. Born in the Philippines, Menghrajani first fell in love with painting when she discovered Chinese watercolor and calligraphy. Experimenting with drawing, fabric design, oils and charcoal, she added texture, photo transfers and geometric forms to her work. Menghrajani’s current technique involves building layers of shape, color and collage elements, and then scraping through the paint to reveal the finished piece. The result is an abstraction with elements of realism, influenced by the multitude of cultures in which Menghrajani has lived.