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Pedastalled Memory

Art Direction | Photography

Food is celebration for the soul as much as celebration is food for the soul. Pedestaled Memory is a work inspired by the childhood memory of the South Indian tradition of Golu– a doll festival where traditional toys are carefully arranged on a decorated odd-numbered stairwell culminating in a social evening of little girls and ladies visiting to admire and celebrate the tradition together. In Pedestalled Memory, the food of the time is now the celebrated– upon a pedestal arranged in a deliberate order, the memory of the dolls and prasadam (food made for a ritual) merge into a singular dream of the celebration, into a playful nostalgia of the modest Indian middle-class crafter. This is a 3-part series of art created using the traditional sweets and foods distributed during the festival.

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