imprints of the fallen

2018

screen prints, clay, studio wall

Seeing the process of domes4ca4on of trees by chopping down any branches that grew towards ‘human spaces’, I created site-specific prints, using clay on the wall of my studio—expressing to reclaim this concrete human space. Taking reference from the domes4c practice of drying cow dung cakes on the walls of the houses in rural India, I used the form of seed (or fruit or womb or capsule or anything that gives birth and sustains life) to print organized patterns. Over the process of taking print repeatedly, the screen began to deteriorate—giving a sense of impermanence of anything that exists in the world, including labored bodies. Here, it is the roughness of the clay that deforms the emulsion coating.