Haven't you all been waiting to hear from me?
I know ...I know
Waiting to hear about my story
about my art installation that I have been telling you about in the last few posts.
Ok so make yourself a nice cup of hot tea
and while you savour each sip
I tell you all about
My Chai tamaasha
now if you have been a regular visitor here
you must have read all about my love for tea/ chai
and how I was inspired
and how this delicate flimsy tiny teabag became my canvas.
So the Kala Ghoda Art Festival began In Mumbai on
the 6th of February and ended just yesterday i.e. 14th of February.
I will be sharing the magic of all these nine days in this post and some more posts to come
because there are many many moments to relive with you.
So that was my concept board!
I began with making a frame for my Chai glass!!
and this is how it turned up!
I always collect teabags for making art but this time the number required was huge.
I asked my friends to contribute and also requested some Cafes in the locality to
give me the used teabags every evening.
Blessed I am...everyone helped!!
India’s obsession for Chai
is rooted in the timeless tradition
of stopping for a moment to connect with one another.
It will not be wrong
to say that
the magical aroma of Chai
India’s signature fragrance.
Art is universal
and has the power to overcome the boundaries
and reach out to hearts in a jiffy
and so is the case with a hot cup of tea!
When we sip a sweet
warm cup of chai
we relax and let our guard down,
the inhibitions are thrown away
and a space is created for a conversation!
For some people a cup of tea/ a glass of Chai
is a moment of reflection
where every sip whispers a thought!
For others who are away and out,
it serves as a warm hug from home.
Bonds are strengthened over a cup of tea for sure!
Both art and chai,
in their old and new avatars,
and blending with unknown flavors…
reach and satiate those who are AR-TEA-STIC.
The recycled teabags
used in the installation
symbolize a thousand and a half cups of tea
which played their part in bringing hearts closer "without borders".
Each little teabag here has a story in its heart…
laughters, new beginnings,
and some sad tales too…
each of them has the mighty power
to tug at your heart strings!
And the cutting chai glass especially for my new love …“Mumbai”.
It is a treat of taste,
aroma and memory
which visually comes alive in this installation.
The process of making
this installation from teabags
has just been like meditation.
While working with these teabags,
I had to slow down and acknowledge
the little yet precious moments in my life.
I used this zen like teabag language
to satiate the artist within
interconnectedness without borders.
because there is a lot more coming up
about the festival
and I will be showing you
some more super creative installations in my next post!!