“So what is so great about a bathroom? Maybe it looks spacious” That was my first reaction when I saw this bathroom, one of the exhibits at the Kochi Biennale.
I was standing at a corner and peering in. A sideways glance and I realized how the bathroom was made. Each tile, each item was made by paper rolls. Scraps of paper were cut rolled and glued, forming thousands of layers that make the papier-mache habitat.
I just stood there in awe. The amount of planning and scaling that must have gone into it. The creator, Dia Mehta Bhupal, originally from Mumbai, now lives and works in Hyderabad. A young girl in her early thirties, has many creative work to her credit, and when she is not rolling papers, she is busy clicking, as photography is her first passion.
Moving on I saw these drawings by Orijit Sen. I was immediately drawn towards it and started taking photos.
Somehow I liked the line work and it reminded me of Mario Miranda and R K Laxman. The subtle humour and the reality of the everyday life in India is very much evident in the drawings.
I wanted to click more, but most of them were in glass cases, which causes reflections while clicking.
As mentioned in Part 1, I was impressed by these kids quietly drawing on the stage.
Their work was exhibited for all to see, a good boost for the kids
Outside in the shade, there was provision for any kid to take up the oil pastels and start drawing.
I wonder if this was a participant or a volunteer, but I liked her concentration.
More in Part III