Chirantan has worked extensively with depicting the disregard of water and has been able to make it a m ajor part of his works. He believes that development needs to be decentralized, taking local practices and knowledge at par with modern advancements. It becomes even more imperative when one takes into consideration nations like India. Reviving time - tested practices when nature was much more in conjunction with human existence can go a long way in averting a carbon footprint the world, let alone a single nation cannot afford. Working with the photographic process of cyanotypes; he has created one large can vas each (approximately 30 in x 84 in) out of aerial scapes from each of the nine zones Bengaluru is divided into as per the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board. E ach unique photogram has been treated in water collected from the corresponding source. The chemical composition of the water affected the vividness, contrast, tonal gradation and bleaching of each piece, creating an homage to the transparent liquid we more often than not, see through.
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