Hemi's work is sensitive and sensual, and far removed from the tumult and frenetic energy that seems to characterize much of Indian life.
Another milestone achieved. Receiving the Padma Shree from the former President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil, Hemi looks radiant as her complete commitment to art is validated and her gruelling hard work over the years endorsed publicly.
The Coca Cola Company commissioned Hemi to do a special work of art for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hemi created an eight-foot sculpture of a Coke bottle in glass. Inside the bottle were seated colourful snake charmers while the external facade of the bottle had hand painted textile motifs from different states of India.
Hemi is constantly crossing boundaries in her artistic practice. Innovation and experimentation are an integral part of her artistic journey. The year 2009 sees Hemi experimenting with copper and glass, fusing the two together to bring another innovative dialect into her painterly language.