An open studio Khwaabgaon, originally known as Lalbazar near Jhargram raily station, embraced a new form of art recently. Tracy Lee Stum and Sayak Mitra from the US did a two-day workshop on three-dimensional painting called ‘Exploring the Margin’ and encouraged the village children to learn it. It’s an Indo-USA international community based 3D Graffiti Art Workshop. “My experience in Jhargram reinforced how universal art experiences helps connecting people. When I arrived at the Shabar village, I was a little apprehensive as to whether my art practice would be received favourably there. The people of the village certainly have not been exposed to 3D drawing concepts as access to the internet is not standard there. But once we began the painting, the students and the guest artists displayed great interest in the process,” said Tracy.
Amid a busy schedule, which included visits to the Kolkata Book Fair, Tracy and Sayak made it a dream-come-true moment for the Khwaabgaon residents and the organisers of the workshop, Chalchitra Academy. “The children asked me to share more info on how to make these paintings. If I can inspire others to explore creative ideas and new processes through my own practice, then my purpose has been fulfilled,” Tracy said.
Source: Times of India