Very limited edition of 8 prints on 11 x 15 inches archival Canson paper
This artwork is a celebration of love, or oneness. It started with these twin irises I accidentally found, and sketched while on a trek in Kashmir. I have retained the history of the drawing being made in a diary, and added a vintage look to it as I feel it creates a great ambiance and drama!
The 'joint-ness' of the flowers made me philosophise and think of lovely ideas of one-ness, and I began looking for a poem to express my thoughts. Miraculously I found one by Amrita Pritam that did just that -- and I've used it in this artwork! I have also played around with the handwriting by continuing the idea of 'joint-ness' or oneness.
This is essentially a mixed media artwork, with several layers of polyester plate lithography, one layer of offset platography and some serigraphy to complete it. Polyester plate lithography is a relatively recent medium in fineart lithography. The drawing is made directly on the plate, just like for stone lithography, and the ink is rolled on with alternating layers of water in between, and then hand-pulled from an etching press.