The first book of the Bible, Genesis, accounts the wrath of God against the evil mankind, but Noah, his family, and pairs of animals and birds remained safe in the ark that God commanded Noah to build. Lavanya’s work, here, references this biblical narrative and Miskin’s Moghul miniature, bringing to the forefront the other layers of the ecological pyramid that may have been endangered over time. From the highest altitude to the pit of the ocean, an optic portrayal of varied species clog the ark, taking their complaints to the raven, in the pursuit of solace and security against the odds.
2019, Signs Taken for Wonders, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
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