Devakad, 2017, by Chitra Merchant
by Chitra Merchant
|Dimensions||56 x 75cm|
|Fabric & material||Screenprint|
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In the Artist’s words:
“This print was inspired by a recent trip to India where I was able to visit some of the forests of Karnataka and Kerala, in particular the ‘Devakads’ or sacred groves found on the Western Ghats."
"Local custom dictates that no one is allowed to forage or cultivate within these forests as they are protected and presided over by deities."
"Apart from being a model for biodiversity and conservation, I am interested in these spaces for their wildness and inherent mystery."
This print was screen-printed at Spike Print Studio in Bristol.
About Chitra Merchant
Chitra Merchant was born in India and completed her BA in Psychology in Bangalore before departing for a year working at an artist’s studio in West Africa.
Merchant came to the UK in the 1990s, completing another degree in Illustration at the University of West England and discovering her love of printmaking. Following group exhibitions, in 2001 she based herself at... Go to artist page