"Here comes Mom" (1997) -- I was 14 years old. An attempt to try out Monochrome imagery in watercolour.
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him" -- John F kennedy
"Ariyidikkunna sthree"- women pounding rice (2001) : A common sight of the afternoons in the village houses of Kerala during my childhood - women pounding rice in to flour for the next day's breakfast; mostly to make puttu, idiyappam, pathiri etc. The equipment is called 'Ural and ulakka' a bigger version of mortar and pezzle made of wood and stone.
"Village well" (1997) - women carrying water from the communal well : a forgotten system of drinking water facility in Kerala villages, public wells built and maintained by the local government. These water wells are dug manually with shovels. Water is drawn using a small bucket tied to a long coconut coir cord, pulled of by a pulley fixed to a log on the top of the well. Women used to share gossips and stories with her friends while filling their water pots. It was her 'social media' of the time.
"Water carrier"(2001) - Girl carrying water from the village well
|It's planting time|
"It's planting time" (1999) - Wayanad is the land of paddy fields. I have been seeing different stages of paddy cultivation which inspired my works during my childhood.
"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box." - Henri Cartier-Bresso