Desert

Desert

The sun, sand and extreme hostile weather could hardly be an inspiration to bring out the creative side in any human, yet what I have seen and experienced in the desert of Kutch is a beyond imagination.

There is Creativity and beauty in every possible form, material, space, and lifestyle. The Desert series of paintings were my first attempt to capture these people in their element. The paintings portraying people, mud houses, cattle and life in general was almost an obsession in my initial painting phase.

The bonding of humans with nature and with each other is indeed infectious, a life going on in a rhythmic pattern almost like meditation of these humble village folks, the vast emptiness of desert in contrast to the bright colourful garments and intricate designs on every possible surface, be it fabric, metal, wood, walls all this seems divine, I truly believe there is some mystical, magical aura in the desert of Kutch and will be indebted to the land for inspiring me till date.

- BHARTI PRAJAPATI