THE FISHERMAN AND THE BOAT

October 15, 2011

Goa-based visual artist, Subodh Kerkar, shows his versatility in paintings, sculptures and installations which are inspired by the theme of the sea. His works does not necessary fall in any categories like figurative, symbolist or abstract. Kerkar’s works appeal to everyone and one can easily call them universal. Here is Subodh Kerkar's note on his work.

 

Goa-based visual artist, Subodh Kerkar, shows his versatility in paintings, sculptures and installations which are inspired by the theme of the sea. His works does not necessary fall in any categories like figurative, symbolist or abstract. Kerkar’s works appeal to everyone and one can easily call them universal. Here is Subodh Kerkar's note on his work.

I have often used boats for creating sculptures.   The old boats have their own story to  tell.  The boats perhaps remember  their  sojourns into the ocean, the fishermen’s songs, nets loaded with  fish and the  sweat adding to the salt to the ocean.

When I use these boats in a way I am also using history as a medium of my sculpture.  My sculptures then become mnemonic devices.

During my recent visit to Trivandrum, I came across some rafts which were made of cotton wood.  There were three pieces of wood which the fishermen tied together and set out fishing.  This was perhaps the sleekest design of a raft I have ever seen.  I bought the boat and carried it to Goa.

I carved out a head of a fisherman and fixed it on to the boat.  I named the sculpture ‘The Fisherman and the Boat’.


Title: The Fisherman and the boat Medium: Wood Size: 130 cm x 385 cm x 80 cm