Thorns hardly ever determine within the scheme of issues for anybody, except you’re a florist or maybe a buyer at mentioned florist’s.
However for Sandilya Theuerkauf, thorns are a medium to create and show the manifold wonders of Nature. “I have always wanted to do something with the different aspects of things around us,” says the artist, who just isn’t within the interpretation of his work. Sandilya insists the main target of his work aren’t the thorns themselves regardless of their uncommon enchantment, however that they’re part of the entire within the course of of making.
“I would not be able to work with thorns if someone just gave them to me. The process of procuring, of scouring a landscape, that is what I give importance to. Time spent observing, listening, in the knowing of a place, in the deliberateness of being involved in a particular location, are all part of the process of creation, a part of its intricacy and challenge. Visualising, implementing and creating are all a part of my work,” says Sandilya.
Sandilya, who has been working with thorns since 2015, has collected them from acacia timber, palms and different flora. Every thorn is individually sanded or smoothed down earlier than it’s affixed on to the installations.
“I have always worked with my hands,” he says. “Over a period of time, we learn how thorns bend, how much thorns can bend, the direction they take. There is a marked focus in concentration while working with thorns.”
A instructor at Centre for Studying, the place he was additionally as soon as a scholar, Sandilya feels individuals are in a relentless hurry to evaluate and label with out taking note of a spot. “There should be a conscious attempt to look beyond what we see,” he says, including, “One needs to go past filters and labels that we put on ourselves or the things around us, including definitions of aesthetics.”
“Everyone notices a sunset or waterfall, but Nature is so much more — we notice only certain aspects of it. How to give our attention to it as a whole is what I am trying to explore here,” he says.
“Our relationship with this planet should be explored to the fullest; we only have this planet. It is also very fragile and there is a gradual disappearance of what once was. Only if we are conscious of that we will not take it for granted,” says Sandilya.
In line with Manush John who has captured Sandilya at work in his quick movie, Path of Thorns, every set up is a mirrored image of Sandilya’s expertise of a spot. “Over the time spent observing Sandilya at work and his work itself, I have come to understand his creations are a negotiation with the spaces he inhabits,” says Manush.
Path of Thorns is on show on-line at KYNKYNY.com until March 31.