Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sar - Pugal, Rajasthan : a travelogue

Sar : A formation of land caused by rivulets of water that converge into a catchment area. This area over time becomes rich and fertile but hard to access and cultivate using primitive tools for agriculture.

the initial map to chalk out our areas of interest
and to articulate our lines of inquiry.









I curse myself everytime i head out anywhere without my sketch book and most of the times its sheer laziness. The thought of removing things and packing them back in and those materials and things and there's only so much i can do if i'm living out of my suitcase. 
But there's a certain trick and charm in that as well and i discovered that this time. A nomadic sort of being in a way and sight + sound as provocation to record. The desert just capacitates you in a way. I let my camera be my tourist and my diary took over everything else.

7 comments:

Medha said...

Deboo
i loved the piece of writing you did about how personal commitment and concern is all it takes to make a difference... well written.. almost poetic! it captured the place so well i could be there smelling the dry earth and listening to the wind
my favourite doodle was the turbans!!
interesting mind map...this is education!!! as jean piaget said the main idea of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things not just recreating what others have done..its called constructivism.. you construct your own meaning from your experiences - Mx

devashish guruji said...

thank you! that is by far one of the most comprehensive comments left behind on this blog! :) i haven't included a lot of topics that came up through conversation... i need to take some time out and word them. But overall- it was one beautiful trip!
love D

inside the tunnels said...

Lovely!!! in awe with the turbanS!!
very interesting series of work through the blog!!

Sheetal said...

beautiful sketches..i love ur simplicity, quirkiness.its a great database and how u have explained ur workstyle..it completely justifies it. keep going dude..just let go! ur doing a splendid job of it..love the variety in ur execution in some recent ones. but the sketchbook remains my favorite :)

Neha Bhat said...
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ava ni said...

wow, debu, you write as brilliantly as you draw :)

Devashish said...

Thanks avani :) im dying to get out again somewhere.. buy a new diary :) hehe