Earth on Nepali Paper

Earth on Nepali Paper

In earth drawings, the artist combines pigments, gathered from the landscape, and turmeric powder to evoke a spontaneous form of visual poetry. Using richly colored clays and pastel shades of slates, the artist works the earth with fingers and palm directly into the handmade Nepali paper. Upon this layer, he applies additional earth colors, turmeric, and ink with a brush to create calligraphic fields that animate the composition. By taking cues from the plant fragments embedded in the natural fibers of the paper, Jyoti has developed a personal, improvisational approach to drawing.