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Flame of the Forest

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Flame of the Forest

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Amrita Saraogi

US$ 375

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2015

Drypoint

Edition of 4

Dimensions: 30.5cm(H) x 25.4cm(W) / 12.0"(H) x 10.0"(W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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"FLAME OF THE FOREST"
6 x 6.5 inches original dry point etching on archival Arches paper
Very limited edition of 5 prints
Hand-drawn, hand-pulled
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THE STORY


Characteristic to spring in Bengal, the 'Palash' or the Flame of the Forest flower does just what its name suggests -- it lights up the entire landscape with its striking orange-red flame-like colour -- and not surprisingly, it finds mention in multiple compositions written by Tagore. Its colour, form and presence are addictive, and here I have incorporated a beautiful phrase in Bengali expressing just that from one of Tagore's songs!

THE PROCESS

This is dry point etching from a zinc plate, and the orange has been added by hand-colouring.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1987

Hometown: Calcutta, India

Lives and Works: Singapore

Amrita is a post-lunch, afternoon printmaker, with a background in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has trained and worked closely with a master printmaker in Calcutta; has completed a residency at East London Printmakers, and exhibits her work widely all over the world. She loves to explore several techniques of printmaking, such as woodcut, etching, lithography, screen-printing, et al, and finds particular interest in experimenting with non-toxic methods, such as kitchen lithography, mokuhanga, and solar etching. Her recent artwork attempts to express her exploration of strong personal insights, and lasting memories of occupied intimate spaces.

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