Collective Forest, created in 2014, was one of the first collaborative project we created during our residencey in India. Here we worked with two Mehedi artists, Lokesh and Sunil, from the Raj Mehandhi Arts, Bangalore, to construct a mutual forest on our arms made up both iconic redwood and banyan trees. This image came out of our land based research where we landed on trees as iconic symbols of our common understanding. Pictures on our arms are iconic redwoods from California and the giant Banyan from India forming a new world mutual forest. This was our first symbolic artistic gesture of understanding.