by Patruni Chidananda Sastry
The idea of art was something that I developed as I started learning about practices around me. I always used to be amused with the oddity of things in life. With my training in Indian classical dance early on, I was taught to see the world through the lens of how it needed to be seen. The idea of what is beauty vs what is reality helped me keep questioning time and again. With my approach to drag in which I appear as a suffocated art specimen, trying to rip the beauty apart from what the world liked to see, I was always seen as an unpredictable drag performer. Initially, I was questioned about my aesthetics but it took some time to educate people on the idea of Tranimal. However, the idea of creating art by myself was something that encouraged me to keep the ball rolling.