The synergy of coexistence between mankind and natural elements existing on common terrain is reflected in Alignment. Through Meghna`s painted drawing here, she explores the sensation of adaptation by sentient beings to our ever-changing environment. The forms seen here- like the Nautilus, one of the oldest living fossils have witnessed changing epochs and survived. The artist attempts to honour these creatures by rendering them in detail using ink and textured papers pasted to create a reflection of the fragility of their existence. The burst of industrial elements from the egg clutching onto a tree trunk using a crutch to support itself is again a reminder of how we as a race depend heavily on the natural form to support ourselves yet, we deplete our natural reserves everyday edging towards the oncoming Anthropocene. All of these seemingly daily forms are witnessing these radical changes being made to our surroundings and seamlessly adapting to the same for survival. The engulfment of the darkened portion with ink indicates the fluidity and starkness with which we are progressing. This artwork is a part of a larger narrative that Meghna Patpatia`s art practice continues to explore.
This artwork description has been sourced from Artist Meghna Patpatia.
Meghna completed her B.F. A at Sir J.J. School of Fine Art (2009) and post-graduation in Museology and Conservation Studies (2010). She was a part of the India art Festival, Delhi with Galerie Art Eterne (2017). Meghna exhibited in Delhi as part of a group show at Confluence, with Galerie Art Eterne (2016) and at the Jahangir art gallery, during the Kala Ghoda festival in February (2019). She was an artist in residence at What About Art Residency, exhibited works at their Open Studio (2017), Piramal Art Residency,(2018), Kashi Art Residency, Kochi (2019).