Indian artist Sarika Bajaj is fascinated by the role played by birds in mythology. Subject to intricate symbolism, they are considered sacred – known to belong to the upper world in shamanic lore.
She says: “Having an affinity for birds and being enamoured by feathers, which are thought to possess healing energies, I believe that I am making felt the presence of these beings.”
In the Flight series, naturally discarded feathers are meticulously applied in layers. Rearranged and transformed, they evoke new life.
Flight II, 2017. Pigeon and crow feathers on plyboard.
Flight III, 2017. Pigeon feathers on plyboard.