Artist, Goa, India
Location: Departure Behind Elevator Wall
Art pieces of tiles and Dolphin bones
Currently the tradition is dying, and there are only 300 Toddy tappers left in Goa as per the all Goa Toddy tappers association and the numbers are decreasing each day. The artist had met some of them to know about the issues. The common reasons were that their new generations are not interested because of the high risk involved and moderate income, and it requires a lot of hard work.
About the Artist
Shilpa Nasnolkar believes in recording of a significant world filled with insignificant faces. What makes it meaningful is the strange acceptance of living by these faceless people who defy logic.
She is keenly interested in the process of changes in the features as life proceeds and experiments with pigment and the various ways it can impact the human mind; how the expressions of colors and expressions of emotions combined can trigger human sensibilities.
Her work offers an insight to a stark reality which is often overlooked, or ignored. I strive in my work to bring out discarded individuality