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glass paints & engraving on sodaglass,papiermache,gum arabic,marble
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 consists of drawings of Indian Redlisted plants engraved on the exterior and a decaying plant inside the belljar.
Redlist is a list of species(flora & fauna) that are on the verge of extinction due to habitat destruction.
The ghostlist appearance circling a plant carcass.