I placed a photo from the cover of a book I love in the last post. You can see images from the book here. It’s a beautiful meditation so watch and listen.
“The Night Life of Trees was conceived when Tara brought Gond artists down to Chennai to work with them; the Gond live in the northern state of Madhya Pradesh, 600 kilometres from the city of Bhopal. ‘We noticed there was a tree in every story they told — ask them to draw a person, they draw a person under a tree. Ask them for a river, they draw a river running past a tree. Ask them for a bird, and it’s a bird sitting in a tree.’ ”
‘The Night Life of Trees’, Tara Books Art: Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai and Ram Singh Urveti. Design: Gita Wolf and Rathna Ramanathan