Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Young Woman + Floor Drawings, Virat Nagar, Rajasthan, India, November of 2013


On the other side of the world this image was made. Spontaneously we decided one afternoon to accept our driver's invitation to visit his home. He was and is of course more than a driver to me, he is my brother in Rajasthan. When we did visit his house this face was the face that greeted us. We were looking at the house across the street when she walked up to us with this incredibly curious face. She was so strong, like a beautiful spirit living in the wild and now being seen for the first time. At least this was my perception of her, and the next day the countless facets to her person began showing themselves to me… and teaching me that the cover says very little about the book. The drawings on the floor of her courtyard were done by the very hands under her chin, priceless.

After seeing her image on Google+, a dear friend shared the following with us:

'Masha'Allah, such a beautiful thread she is, weaving in and out of the landscape like she is a part of it, then she becomes part of it with hands in dirt, making her internal, intangible feelings come to life as art. Love it!'


Marcus Lowe

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