Unique screenprint on paper
102 x 72cm.
‘As a starting point for my journey around India and Bangladesh, I planned my itinerary around architecture, visiting Edwin Lutyens’ Delhi, Le Corbusier’s Capital Complex in Chandigarh and Louis Kahn’s wonderful parliament building in Dhaka. This speculative route offered me a kind of framework around which I would immerse myself in two challenging new countries and cultures. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to visit magnificent sites such as Humayun’s Tomb, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, and the 18th century observatory Jantar Mantar in Delhi. In Ahmedabad I was astounded by the Sarabhai Foundation Calico Textile Museum. It was while visiting Ahmedabad I discovered the work of architect Charles Correa, at the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya. Curiously, this research led me to a pertinent quotation; “ALL RESEARCH WILL BE USELESS IF IT IS NOT ALLIED TO INTERNAL RESEARCH.” These words of Mahatma Gandhi have informed my artwork for ‘Below Another Sky’; a new print, along with two others based on instructional signage. ‘SWAPPING POCKETS’ and ‘GIMME SHELTER’ are codified reflections on my residency.’