This particular work is the outcome of my experiments to bring to “re-use” materials considered as waste (discarded) and abandoned like the wooden window frame, wires, electrical left-outs etc for the sole reason of freedom and flexibility they offered. Fascinated by the fact that forms can appear like a three dimensional drawing in the open space, without blocking it out and still appear transparent by merely interlocking and interweaving thin wires, led me to work with cob webs.
“Jo kabhi bna tha taj mehal teri muhabbat se, aaj bhi hai wahan aashiyana kudrat ke karam se.
Roshanee tab bhi thi humsafar gulistan mein, timtima aaj bhi rahi hai zindagi kisi ki aas mein”.
“जो कभी बना था ताज महल तेरी मुहब्बत से, आज भी है वहां आशियाना कुदरत के कर्म से
रोशनी तब भई थीं हमसफर गुलिस्तान में, टिमटिमा आज भी रही है ज़िन्दगी किसी की आस में”
The above words unfold the story of a house where once people lived, loved and laughed together. The abandoned window frame reminds of the feeling of losing someone you cared about. The spiders finding their home in that once abandoned window frame is symbolic of the fact that loss of something/someone is only making room for something/someone new. There are no dead-ends. Life is full of hope and chances.
Although there is this intense bitter-sweetness in the fact that you are completely, deeply, peacefully depressed, knowing that where you are now is dark and lonely but also realising with absolute certainty that there is a light at the end and you are inevitably moving towards it, is an absolutely beautiful emotion, completely transcending the beauty of darkness. This essence has been captured by the now ‘webbed’ window frame where the dimly lit spiders patiently wait for the prey that is ‘food to sustain the body’ and ‘hope to sustain life’.