Q&A with Sunset Paperworks collaborator, Ria Rajan.
What is your name? Where are you based? My name is Ria Rajan. Based is a funny word as I move around a lot. I suppose I could say Oakland has been base, this last quarter.
You transition from place to place through out the year, where are the places you have been working most over the last few years? Bangalore / Goa / NY / SF / Oakland
As you move back and forth from India and the United States, from Bangalore to San Francisco and beyond. What do you notice about these places, how they are the same, different, how they are for you and your work? I like transitioning from one place to the next. It breaks the monotony, keeps my brain active and has me living light. Instantly, I tend to notice things like the quality of air, the nature of light, and have become more and more aware of how the change of place effects my sleep, my eating habits and my general well being. I have also, over the years, become better at my own self care rituals which keeps me grounded and tapped into my happy place. Most importantly, regardless of where I am geographically, as soon as I can set up an art/work dock for myself, armed with tunes and some greens, I can tap into my creative flow. This has taken time and effort, and after a lot of trial and error, I'm quite pleased with myself that I've finally unlocked it.