Reaching the source



2011 /  Canvas, Caw-pat, Charcoal, Video
H250×W300×D100cm (Video installation)

The title “Reaching the source” was quoted from one of the scene of “the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures” which are ten images and accompanying short poems in Zen iconography that use the herding of an ox as an analogy for training the mind on the path to enlightenment. He aimed to connect the life of Santhal race living with nature to the context of the art, and asked the women to draw the canvas with mixed solid of caw-pat and charcoal, that is the same action to coat kitchen floor as a house work. The canvas were exhibited with the documentary video as an installation work.