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"India "MODI"fied" (collage-wheat sticks) by Ramesh Baheti
On 16th May 2014, Indians voted for New development, new governance and new stability. India’s 814 million eligible voters booted out to give New Beginning to India Modi promised new administration, clear policy, business- friendliness, poverty amelioration, revamped taxation and political will that will kick start growth and manufacturing, streamline infrastructure, and expand agriculture.
This portrait of India’s PM Narendra Modi is made of many lacs of roasted wheat sticks, different shades are achieved in it by roasting or burning the wheat sticks on different temperature. This portrait is made without using any colors or chemicals. Zero effects on nature and with zero defects .This is a new media & a new Era for portraits. These wheat sticks represents Indians some are small, some are big, some are white, where as, some are black, which represents diversity in India. When they came together, they became a new Power, a new Government, and a New India. Hopes of new success and new development. People feel it is a new beginning for India. Modi will modify India. We can say India MODIfied.
I am G.D Art by profession from Government School of Arts, Aurangabad (Maharashtra),India of 1978-79 batch. I started working and experimenting on this since college days, but professionally I started working on this from last 15 years.This special art of portrait called “Roasted wheat sticks” art has come up from using agricultural waste of “Wheat lids”. Usually wheat lids are not usable in any other manner when the grain is extracted. The lids are given accurate color and tone by a quick flame process. In this the individual lids are heated in the vicinity of direct flame to effect it into an expected shades . The lids are stick in layers by a special raisin resulting in Sepia effect