ASSEMBLAGE ART WITH FOUND OBJECTS, PAPER MACHE & MIXED MEDIA
India: A Work in Progress
36″ x 25″ x 6″
Client: Kuoni Academy, Mumbai
World Tourism Day celebrated on the 27th September every year is an initiative by the UNWTO to encourage cultural exchange via Tourism. The theme for the year 2014 — Tourism’s contribution to development in the Community.
The installation commissioned by Kuoni Academy is an attempt to portray the countless sensorial treats for tourists in India, a country that is in a state of transitional chaos, where “beauty” and “dirty” co-exist.
From employment opportunities to heritage and cultural conservation, India has benefitted much from Tourism and the more one sees, the more there is left to see.
The entire installation was intended to have the feel of a child’s school project, rough around the edges, yet filled with rich stories and colour; Much like the enthusiasm of the average Indian.