ST+ART India Foundation
Sassoon Docks, Mumbai, India, November 2017
PHOTOS BY PRANAV GOHIL, AKSHAT NAURIYAL, ROHAN BHATIA
We wanted to create an art piece that would celebrate the lives and culture of these hardworking fisherfolk by weaving the past and present together; South Asian folklore/mythology and the local fishing culture of present-day Sassoon Docks.
Stories of miracles, unpredictability, determination and chance at sea and perhaps even a sense of someone above watching over them; are represented in this immersive installation of Lord Varuna and his loyal vessel Makaba, helping fishermen back to shore safely.