Sarika Bajaj

Sarika Bajaj

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.

Images:
Flight II, 2017. Pigeon and crow feathers on plyboard.
Flight III, 2017. Pigeon feathers on plyboard.