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Glass paint and engraving on soda fibreglass.
The series was inspired by visits to local museums in several states in India and the poor state of specimens and display units and herein it's application to the larger picture of conservation.
Belljars were used for controlled chemical experiments as well in Biology labs and Natural History museums to keep models or certain embalmed species on display.
Here we use it as a means of display for various reasons one as
specimens on the brink of extinction due to habitat destruction and therefore are valuable and need to be protected, secondly how slowly the high value of property overrides this.
The artwork contains highrises cramped next to and onto eachother engraved on the exterior of the Belljar. The piece mocks the aspirational names etched on it like Imperial tower, Palais Royale as well as names like Orchid Woods, Magnolia, Wisteria, Aranya Greens that don't even contain these trees on their manicured green patches.
Most of these names are based on the existing tallest buildings in India as well as buildings that are in the pipeline.