Monday, May 25, 2015

Canter Tales....

The contrast is so in-your-face. Today's digitised, mechanical 3-D printing, and yet again, today's careful, unmemorized, but lovingly remembered, and moulded craft, that harks back to a time, when things were so personalized.

My friend Vidya Vartak Joshi, posted this amazing sculpting of a horse , which she obtained at the Devrai Art Village in Panchgani , in the mountains near Wai.  Devrai Art Village is an NGO that works with Adivasi craftsmen evolving new products suited to contemporary tastes using traditional means.

The background of the photograph,  simply spoke volumes.

And the words got off to a trot.....
crafted with
digits of knowledge,

printed for posterity
in books
perused while coffeeing ,
speed, accelerate, fly
and stop,
kowtowing only to numbers.

crafted with
emotional memories,
careful encompassing
by artistic hands,
a nurturing and moulding
of images
of their companions
in the business of life,
happily canter through your mind,
bringing a smile,
as you wait
for a tail to swish,
a look,
and a neigh
"Remember the childhood rides ?....."

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