Aurovilians playing with paper.., how innocent can we get..!
But that's what happened during the months of July and August '02 when, inspired by an initiative of the Auroville Press, resident artists and guests went off on a frenzy of creativity with.. paper, down-to-earth paper..
It started with the Auroville Handmade Paper factory wishing to create new-look and new-feel paper for photo albums, folders, envelopes, incense packages etc etc by using cotton, dried banana strands, spliced bamboo (rejected incense sticks from one of AV's incense units), straw, jute and various kinds of leaves in different combinations and patterns. Great.
Real, joyous, fun and creative
When this was done, some Auroville artists who had been helping them with this, got the hang of it and a real, joyous, fun and creative play began resulting in a wealth of shapes and forms and tidbits where the propensities of paper were explored to the fullest..
Some very beautiful pieces of art emerged as well..
The images on this page share some of these with you,
as well as some general impressions of the artists at work and the exhibition
in the Gallery of the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas.
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