ROAD (2019) - Chinese ink and pastel on printmaking paper; digital colours.


Based on ‘
Road: A Fairytale’ by Shalini Srinivasan.
Chinese ink and pastel on printmaking paper; digital colours.

12 x 18" (2019)

Originally published at Strange Horizons.

Day after day, week after week, life wheels around the scorching sun. Road is witness to this. Road sees the sweating pedestrians, feels the straining bullocks, smells the melting tar, hears the shuddering buses…

Thanks to AD Heather McDougal for this wonderful assignment! I had a lot of fun reading the story and searching for references of people in urban and rural India - the street hawkers, traffic policemen, cows, buses, conservancy workers.

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