Tiffany Singh Dedicates Kathmandu Installation to Mother Earth
New Zealand installation artist Tiffany Singh exhibited at the Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu this month, where she explored the role of seemingly insignificant things that are a part of Nepal’s rich tradition, which add charm to everyday lives in the most unsuspecting ways.
Be it the pleasant aroma of incense sticks or the flickering lights of butter lamps, life would be pretty bland without these, Nepalese news publication República explains.
Singh has been trying to explore the role of these little but sacred things in the contemporary society through her exhibition, ‘Thus Shall ye think of all this fleeting world, A star at dawn, A bubble in the stream, A flash of lighting in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream’.
The exhibition was held at Siddhartha Art Gallery and spread over three floors. Through her drawings, film and installation, Singh dedicated her work to Mother Earth and beings that inhabit her.
The first piece of installation titled ‘Sayapatri – 100 Layers’ was created with ribbons, bells, peacock feathers, marigold, paper and various other materials, symbolising monsoon fertility. Singh also used things like rice and monsoon water to show the connection between monsoon and our daily life.
Original article by República, August 6, 2014.