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Ceropegio odorata


Glass paints, engraving on soda glass, PU on brass, drift wood.


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.

This artwork consists of a model of a plant called Ceropegio odorata that is Redlisted and is endemic to Mount Abu in India. In nature the flowers have a beautiful odour and several parts of them are used for local medicine by the tribes that live in the area. Development in the area along with climate change have casued a sharp decline in its numbers.

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