Sneha Suresh is a 4th year student at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She has been working on a printmaking project which is based on the vernacular. Being a Tamilian, born and brought up in Goa she has worked on a project called ‘Inaipu’ (which means fusion in Tamil) as a part of my pre-thesis project.
“The intent of this project is to present the metamorphosis of the oral tradition of Tamil proverbs and represent them visually by looking at the evolution of Tamil letterforms in a more imaginative way. My role in this project is based on the amalgamation of the oral tradition and visual culture, metaphors, material culture and symbols of Tamil Nadu. I’ve tried to bring out the real and the imagined mentioned in the oral tradition of proverbs through visuals which means, looking at how an intangible expression can manifest into a tangible one. I never managed to get myself to learn how to read and write Tamil which I regret but now, as a visual artist and a visual communication design student I am interested in letterforms and this project has been a pathway for me to get close to my cultural roots. Here are a few links that you could refer to if interested.”