Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This book took forever and after being shelved for more than a year, we got it all together and printed it, and yay!! it is out for all the kids
I looked at lots of madhubani art while coming with the style.
Here are some images from the Hindi version of the book
Title - Free Mountain (English/Hindi)
Published By - katha
Friday, April 3, 2009
The people living in these villages are marginalized; they hardly have any access to clean, air, water, electricity, drainage systems or sometime even basic sunlight. In the other hand, the idea of such urban villages is unrealistic because they ignore broader social and economic realities. The ability to create self-contained villages within a huge metropolis city is questionable as employment and activity patterns continue to become more complex.
This work draws heavily from my memory – snapshots of what I have observed and experienced. These are not vivid images – but interpretation of places and people as I define and understand them, sometimes real and quite often, imagined. Every painting to me is an extract from a story, a part of a narrative. These are pauses, which have followed from a train of thought wandering to another place or time.