2020 | Collages + Texts
This series is based on my rooftop
walk observations during lockdown in India.
Mixed media on paper
And finally it rained, big drops of ‘peacock rain’.
It was loud and magical.
The dust went, the sky cleared.
The land turned greener than green
and the peacocks danced.
Down the road from my apartment building are modernist bungalows with round openings in thick, whitewashed walls and closed south-facing facades. The lack of ornamentation and simplicity of form appeals to me.
These minimalist outsides however, are seemingly at odds with many Indian interiors that I have seen – often colourful and elaborately decorated with a love for gold and all that shimmers and shines.
Here, opposites happily coexist.