Kali in all her splender

It takes a village

It takes a village to hang a show. We had teams of carpenders, painters, tailors, electricians, and technicians some more efficent than others. The show is up it is hung and I am off back to the US today. This Read more…

detail-of-shrine

too busy

Sorry to have fallen behind, Between the crazy installation schedule and my bout of illness I have had difficulty posting as often as I would like. The end of last week I completed curling all the prints backed with fabric Read more…

Tiger sculptures being created for Michele Elliot

Visiting the Tigers

Last Weds. I traveled across the river with Michele Elliot one of the other artists in the exhibition to view her tiger sculptures in progress. The young sculptor creating the work makes goddesses for a living but is studying to be Read more…

Veggie Stall

National Republic Day

Tuesday was yet again another holiday, but both Michele and I were able to work in the morning and then treated ourselves to a big mean of traditional Bengali Food at a restaurant around the corner. Spicy fish Banana flower Read more…

A building being decorated for a celebration

Always a Celebration

It appears yesterday (Sunday) was a good day for weddings and receptions as is evidenced by this building being decorated for some event? My quiet morning was rudely interrupted by the loudest music imaginable. This fellow with a traveling shrine Read more…

An elaborate design free-drawn on a woman's hand and arm

Saturday in the Hood

The market was full and many women were having Mendi designs drawn on their hands. This occurs on Rash Bahri Ave. where the street venders are so numerious that it is only possible to walk down the sidewalk single file. Read more…

In the Greenroom back stage at the Dover Street Conference

Backstage with Bubul

Friday night I was invited to be the guest of the preeminent sarod player Mr. Anindya Banerjee or Bubul to his friends. He was giving a performance at the Dover Lane Music conference. A classical Indian music festival, that takes Read more…

A silk sari being printed

Printing is Finished!

  Thursday I was able to return to the block-printing factory where we complete my printing. It was a much different day than Tuesday. More printers were at work and the boss lady was there so there was a serious Read more…

The name on a house in the neighborhood

“Dreamland”

  Wednesday turned out to be a holiday, Saraswati Puga. Saraswati is the goddess of learning as well as the goddess of the arts hence her reason for holding a sitar. So all the children had off school. My apartment Read more…