The Spine Collectors

  274 x 152 cms

  Graphite, pencil colour, water colour, casein, collage on paper

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  The Spine Collectors is a very large drawing on paper. The macro narrative of this drawing is sourced from a popular Indian mythological          story of the Churning of the Ocean.  There are other references from a range of sources which are integrated into the drawing like 

  Nautilus from a Jules Verne's science fiction novel; archaeology in Colonial India; ecological history; Freud and others. The multifaceted  narrative of this work is a take on the aspects of exploitation and violence; while the drawing has a documentative quality reminiscent of 

 old encyclopaedia illustrations.