SHETTAR, Ranjani. Varsha. Accordion fold book, extending to approximately 40 feet. 279 x 381 mm when closed. Illustrated with sixteen prints by Shettar made in various combinations of solar etchings, spitbite etchings, laser cuts, silkscreens, woodcuts and pigment prints. Housed in a metal binding of zinc alloy inlaid with silver by Shettar in collaboration with A.M. Rauf and Mohammed Abdul Bari. New York: Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Varsha evokes aspects of 16 phases of the monsoon and the classical Indian astronomy used to predict them. The accordion-folding volume, bound in hand-worked metal, includes 16 original prints, each corresponding to a specific period of the rainy season. The artist's drawn, painted, and photographic representations of changing skies, new vegetation, and other effects of monsoon rains are rendered in etching, silkscreen, hand-carved woodcut, pigment printing, and laser cut.
One of an edition of 150 copies, signed by Shettar and accompanied by a booklet with text by Anita Desai.
Item nr. 162911