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 A site specific installation made up of painted cut-outs from wasli and watercolour paper,  The Furrow, The Froth  examines the capacity for natural materials to determine form and engage aesthetic empathy.
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 The pigments chosen for the artwork evoke mythologies associated with furrows and fields. Cattle bone char (bone black) and various copper and iron oxide-based colours make up a limited palette of earthen hues.
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 Animal bone and earth pigments bound in gum arabic interact with and transform one another on hand-made, water-soaked substrates.
 Once cut free from their supports, each shape contributes to a site-determined installation brimming with organic forms.
 In each iteration of the artwork, new relationships between forms are achieved through automatic approaches to installation. The result is a mutable artwork that inhabits each space differently.
 The linear organization of the installation at Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi evokes genealogies, script, musical systems, and notions of cause and effect.
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 For the first iteration of the artwork, a customary, ceremonial lamp was lit at the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi. Special thanks to Dr. Rekha Bhatnagar for her guidance and organization of the project, and to Dr. Ashwin M. Dalvi (Chairman) and Shri. Vinay Sharma (Exhibition Officer) of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi for their generous support.
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