A few of the finest facets of artwork and design come collectively in Myriad Two, an exhibition of Dokra-inspired artwork by the mother-daughter duo, artist Sandhya Okay. Sirsi and designer Nihaarika Sirsi. Dokra is the tribal artwork type of Chhattisgarh and makes use of the misplaced wax casting method to craft steel artefacts.
This three-part exhibition features a showcase of Dokra artwork created by tribal craftsmen; Articulat — work and brass sculptures by Sandhya; and CHAKRA — work, 3D prints and brass sculptures by Nihaarika.
Sandhya, a visible artist of greater than twenty years, says she met these artisans at a camp and was so impressed with their work that she invited them to Bengaluru to be taught from them. “That was in 2018. Yearly since then, we deliver them all the way down to town and host them for a month to be taught from them. They maintain workshops and different actions which might be open to the general public; nothing compares to seeing one thing being created proper in entrance of your eyes,” says Sandhya.
Sandhya says she discovered sure similarities between her personal work and people of the artisans, and needed to discover them additional. “My work sees the usage of numerous spirals as an expression of religious join, whereas these craftsmen use the identical motif as a type of design.
In the middle of her common interplay with them, Sandhya says she learnt of their perception of animal attributes as a part of their gotra or clan. By the point of their tenth camp within the metropolis, she needed to seize their conventional beliefs and their relevance in her work, “to usher in a synergy between then and now.”
That exhibition, held in 2018, was the primary version of Myriad and comprised brass plates, sculptures and different artistic endeavors, crafted by Sandhya and the artisans from Chhattisgarh. With Myriad Two, Sandhya is showcasing all she has “learnt and unlearnt,” since then.
For Nihaarika, a scholar of design concerned about science , the strategies utilized by these tribal craftsmen gave her an perception about custom and know-how — she introduced each collectively utilizing her favorite motif of the chakra and 3D printing.
“In my work you possibly can see planets surrounded by components of Nature,” says Nihaarika. “My 3D printed designs depict symbols of planets, mixed with lotus petals that are an icon of perfection and enlightenment. The extra the variety of petals, extra power is exuded,” she says.
Speaking about her course of, Nihaarika sketches her designs on paper and collaborates with Dokra artisans to include these designs in brass plates.
“Dokra really means string and is on the base of that artwork type. In 3D printing, a thread-like filament runs into the printer. This filament creates these designs which have been as soon as normal by hand, drawing a parallel between custom and know-how.”
Equally, she sketches designs on her telephone utilizing a stylus that are exported to a 3D printer to create 3D plates with polylactic acid filaments.
In Myriad Two, Nihaarika has showcased this transition and guests can see the inventive outcomes of ideation — from design to conversion.
There may also be a demo of 3D artwork prototyping in addition to artwork expertise workshops in the course of the exhibition which is being co-hosted by artist Suresh Kumar.
Myriad Two showcasing the works of Sandhya and Nihaarika Sirsi is on show at Sarla Home, Sarjapur, until November 19.