The Fuschia Tree
Editor's Note.
Every sunbeam, every strain of music, every sapling and starfish is ultimately the regeneration of a previous something, a collection of somethings, taking on new shape. At the most indivisible level we can comprehend, all life is nothing more than atoms and molecules dancing their way through various forms. And if everything comes from something, it stands to reason that everything must go to something as well.
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Mythos in Mosaic: Being Multiple with Sahej Rahal.

By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 23, Wonder: Between Nature and Art.
Bathtubs, discarded doors, fake fur and a didgeridoo made from tree branches and a PVC pipe all weave their way through Rahal's art, trailing behind them their personal histories to create a rich and complex...

A Cosmic Amplitude: CAMP

By Meara Sharma and Henry Peck, Issue 22, Inertia: Being Both At Once.
Imbued with seemingly endless possibilities, the name CAMP comes to mean nothing. Or rather, it means everything. CAMP resists inertia (instead, it aspires toward infinity)...

Seeking Alignment: Anagram Architects on The Criss-Crossing Roles They Play.

By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 22, Coincidence: Fortune's Strange Math.
To create an unforgettable experience for someone, you need to empathise with them. You can't dictate terms. You have to desire that goal enough to change...

Shilpa Gupta on Folly, Form and her Free Time.

By Varsha Reshamwala, Issue 21, Folly: A wise fool, March 2013
In her bold, simple renditions of text, she exposes our everyday follies: how we create boundaries where really symbols and the world merge as one...

A Space for Immortality with Archana Prasad.

By Aneesha Bangera, Issue 21, Folly: A wise fool, March 2013
In Architectural jargon, a folly is a building constructed merely for decorative purposes, one that is extravagant in its beauty. To some, who have argued the ancient argument against art...

Stomp: A Disembodied Comic.

By Amitabh Kumar, Prayas Abhinav, Guest Edited by Kiran Subbaiah, Issue 21, Folly: A wise fool, March 2013.
This comic was born out of a fractured moment. It was born in a moment which had nothing left to say. It was born in a moment that couldn’t describe itself. It was born on a day when the sun...

Conceptual artist Kiran Subbaiah on The Anti-Inspirational.

By Anirudh Karnick, Issue 19, Will: A Desire and A Destination, March 2013

I was trying to learn to draw like the Renaissance masters in all earnestness and felt vulgarity of that sort in art should not be permitted. It took many years...

Siddharth Kararawal: The Revenge of the Tomato Masher.

By Veeranganakumari Solanki, Issue 18, Hunger, February 2013
Every human body has a hunger drain. It is the convoluted, elongated, whimsical and indispensable intestine. The hunger organ is quite similar to its relative, the kitchen drain...

The Heart of the Matter.

By Varsha Reshamwala, Issue 17, Love, February 2013
Love, that many-splendoured thing, is after all an elusive emotion. Yet a simple scribble of a heart conveys the feeling. It is not difficult to trace how hearts have come to capture our imagination...

Raqs Media Collective: On Triangles, Infinity and Learning Where to Stop.

Issue 16,The End is Where We Start from II, January 2013
The Raqs Media Collective is most often a triangle, sometimes a circle and often a shape elusive to geometry, a bubble, a building, a boat. In being, they create. In creating, they think and ...

T & T: On Dreams Too Elaborate To Explain, Dreams Dreamt Well And The Possibility Of Always Dreaming.

By the duo of style, satire and sanguine spirits, Thukral & Tagra.
1. How did the two of you meet? What were you wearing? We met at the Chandigarh College of Arts, 1997. It was during an interaction where Jiten pretend to be a fresher and Sumir was applying for a course. Jiten was wearing a fictitious laugh, and Sumir was in a intimidating bob!

The Primordial Circle and Square.

By Nora Wendel, Issue 16, Squares & Circles Issue, December 2012
This sound piece is an exploration into the primordial shapes of a circle and square based on tantric philosophies. The evolution of the sounds heard within this piece mimic the nascent nature of creation.

The Cheese of our Imaginations and The Wheat of our Lives.

By Himali Singh Soin, Issue 15, The Light & Dark Issue, November 2012
A lot of your work deals with the cosmic, the metaphysical and the larger ideas of religion, truth and death. This same work will, almost eerily, straddle the concrete: in the case of Epilogue, it is rotis, but in the case of say, Public Notice 3, it was numbers, a symbol of man-made measure.

Dreaming Art: Kartik Sood

By Kriti Sood, Issue 13, The Fiction Issue, October 2012
He would wear different colored socks… He loved wearing costumes and acting parts of characters he found on the street.

Keeping Time in a Freezer

By The Fuschia Tree, Issue 12, The Chance Issue, September 2012
Prajakta Potnis' surreal photographs inside refrigerators, which becomes a metaphor for an environment that is completely controlled, and therefore an atmosphere where neither nature nor...

Electro-acoustic Ecologist, Navin Thomas’ 7 pop culture influences

By Charu Maithani, Issue 11, Beauty And The Useless, September 2012
Navin Thomas reveals his personal pop culture fetishes through the junkyard and other ruins.

Journey to the Center of the Character.

By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 10, Traveling Art, May 2012
Yog Raj Chitrakar walks the length of Mumbai, from North to South and back. He walks for two days, carrying charcoal and canvas, perforating the ever-shifting membrane between art and life with every step.

The ineffable lightness of ephemeral design.

By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 9, Food Art, May 2012
You look down at your plate and see your grandfather’s face staring back at you. Once every one is done, the Artist asks you to now eat your creations. You begin with the spectacles, made of onion slices.

Making “Sense” of Food.

By Manjari Kaul, Issue 9, Food Art, May 2012
Women are ever so often compared to food in a manner that reduces them to commodities to be consumed by men. Read menu in a restaurant in Chicago “Double D Cup breast of Turkey. This sandwich is so BIG".

Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing
Meaning: In Search of Significance.
Melody: A Different Tune
Rhythm: Ordering Time

Dhrupadi Ghosh is an old friend of mine. We have often had long sessions of adda late at night, discussing her dream projects since her college days at Santiniketan, where she majored in Sculpture.