Nowadays decorating walls become a pivotal habit of our quotidian live. I am curious to know how exterior parts of the wall are becoming a scrapbook of human creations. How the wall is being used?
- Is it a border?
- A support?
- A shelter?
- (or) A reconfirmation of security from outside?
I find human interests are not confined to these perspectives only rather it becomes a medium of mysterious awareness of the beauty of art with qualities of grace that has a profound effect on our mood and behavior. Is it a giant thought-provoking canvas that indulges our imagination?
Tribal village women play an important role to decorate, renovate the walls of their homes with simplicity during the festival. Damage due to rainfall every year does not prevent them from making creative walls. They follow the Wabi-Sabi lifestyle and accept peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay. On the other side, it is a habitual task of a group of young unsung enthusiastic artists who paint the walls (contemporary graffiti, text, graphics, and design) in the lanes of the city to enhance the vibrancy and the colors of life.
I explore several places; each of them celebrates the significance of the wall. I have found the wall as a voice of democratic thoughts in a sarcastic way or a pointer to illustrate the mobility of the mode of transport or even an apparatus for promoting a business product.
Moreover, it is an encapsulation of heterogeneous culture. I as a beholder of some unplanned scenarios which are nice permutation and combination of static or varying characters. An interesting fact is that often the foreground element takes place in the background and vice-versa. I thoroughly enjoy the embellishment of a wall that depicts a multifaceted correlation between human-animal relationships beyond geographical boundaries. I share a set of visual experiences from my long term self – assigned project that is going to be continued.
About Sanghamitra Bhattacharya
Sanghamitra Bhattacharya, a Masters in Computer Application, self- employed passionate amateur photographer. She wants to communicate with the world through her photography. She is more interested in people photography. Since childhood, her father plays the role of catalyst to grow her interest in photography and she thinks of taking it up seriously over the last three years. In this journey, her photographs have already been published on some websites (1X.com, Photoimaginart), Natgeo Your Shot, and Magazines (Shades of Color, Edge of Humanity, etc), exhibited and awarded in many international platforms including ND Awards 2019, Eyewin Award 2019. An interview with Sanghamitra Bhattacharya is published in Shades of Color magazine, France 2019. She wins 2nd place under the children category in 4thannual international photography contest 35 awards 2018. Her photo story works are already published in Dodho magazine and 121clicks.com, Photojournale. She is one of the grantees of Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant 2020. She always views herself as a lifelong student of photography.
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