Artist, Astha Butail:
Exhibiting her debut solo show, artist Astha Butail shares her inspiration and the importance of Hindu Mythology and philosophy in her work.
Can you tell us about your debut solo--Manifested Ratios?
Manifested Ratios was a very slight departure from my last work of A Story Within A Story 2012 and Crossings 2013, though oral histories & tradition, cosmic processes concealed or apparent is what is further highlighted.
What motivated the series?
The show has three bodies of work. There are two installations, Ever Lasting Day 2014 and Broadened Sky 2014, which is a further step from the story project, both dealing
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The first job you were hired for. Kennel boy
First memory of writing. Dreams, in a journal.
After 10 years if you had to give a blurb on The Last Song of Dusk how would you deconstruct it? “Who is this annoying young man on the front page of my newspaper, and why isn’t it me instead?”
The most memorable praise for The Last Song of Dusk. It’s still in print!
What about writing evokes emotion in you? My belief in other worlds, and finding beauty in them.
Advice to young people engaging in the arts, be it art, writing, photography etc. Only good work endures. And the process of making it will be unforgettable.
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