Sakshi Gupta

Mixed media, 90 x 90 x 420 cm approx

The work was done in 2005 during a workshop conducted by Sandarbh Residency Program. It was done outside a village called 'Bori' in Rajasthan.
The land in this part of Rajasthan is very fertile. Two fifty years ago this particular village used to produce the highest revenue of 12,000 boris (jute sacks) of wheat for the authorities in the district. It was from this fact that it gained its name 'Bori'. Surprisingly very few residents of the village were aware about this bit of their history and heritage. It was interesting for me as an artist to bring this forth in a visual form; I decided to choose the main bus stand of the village as the site to execute this work.