Hemali Bhuta, Documentation of 'Stepping Down', 2012
Giclée print on Hahnemühle paper
46 x 68 cm (18 x 26 ¾ in)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
Indian artist Hemali Bhuta’s often site-specific installations function both as ephemeral objects and documentation in ways that can seem contradictory. Her dramatic and impressive installation Stepping Down includes several thousand stalactites that simulate candles and engender a cave-like experience. In Bhuta’s hands, simple lines multiply exponentially and almost overwhelmingly, which in reality suits her use of perishable and impermanent materials.
The limited edition print was produced on the occasion of the group exhibition Lines of Thought at Parasol unit, 29 February – 13 May 2012.
Lines of Thought explored the work of 15 contemporary artists, whose practice has focused in particular on using line in creatively challenging ways.