Darshandhari is deeply inspired by the joy nature brings to humans, and natural elements like birds, fish, lotus, peacock, leaves, vines, feature prominently. Clouds intersperse many etchings and symbolise how transient moments in life are. We cannot hold clouds no matter how massive they are, moments also melt away with time. The lotus is another recurring element. It is a flower that emerges from the water to bloom and Darhandhari uses them as symbols of that struggle.
Even though the artist uses ordinary subjects in her etchings, her presentation and how she weaves the elements together create an almost fantasy-like feeling. In ‘Unknowingly shifting’, the moon is pink and filled with vines against a midnight blue sky. Three aged people in Nepali clothing are riding atop a gigantic, white swan, journeying smoothly, a rendering of migration.