HIMANGSHU SARMA

UNDERGRADUATE // SCULPTURE

Artworks

FLOODSCAPE-I
FLOODSCAPE-I

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, TIN, WATER 16"x16"4"

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FLOODSCAPE-I
FLOODSCAPE-I

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, TIN, WATER 16"x16"4"

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FLOODSCAPE-I
FLOODSCAPE-I

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, TIN, WATER 16"x16"4"

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FLOODSCAPE-I
FLOODSCAPE-I

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, TIN, WATER 16"x16"4"

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FLOODSCAPE-II
FLOODSCAPE-II

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, NET, WATER 20"x16"x7"

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FLOODSCAPE-II
FLOODSCAPE-II

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, NET, WATER 20"x16"x7"

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TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, NET, WATER 20"x16"x7"

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FLOODSCAPE-II
FLOODSCAPE-II

TERRACOTA, BAMBOO, NET, WATER 20"x16"x7"

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FLOODSCAPE-III
FLOODSCAPE-III

GLASS BOX, TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, WATER, PLASTIC 16"x12"x8"

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FLOODSCAPE-III
FLOODSCAPE-III

GLASS BOX, TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, WATER, PLASTIC 16"x12"x8"

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FLOODSCAPE-III
FLOODSCAPE-III

GLASS BOX, TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, WATER, PLASTIC 16"x12"x8"

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FLOODSCAPE-III
FLOODSCAPE-III

GLASS BOX, TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, WATER, PLASTIC 16"x12"x8"

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EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES
EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES

TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, PLASTIC 30"x12"x7"

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EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES
EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES

TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, PLASTIC 30"x12"x7"

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EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES
EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES

TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, PLASTIC 30"x12"x7"

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EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES
EMBANKMENT WITH TEMPORARY SHELTER STRUCTURES

TERRACOTTA, BAMBOO BRANCH, TIN, PLASTIC 30"x12"x7"

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AFTER FLOOD
AFTER FLOOD

POLYESTER RESIN, JUTE, DYE, PROJECTION ON WATER 60"x36"x18"

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AFTER FLOOD
AFTER FLOOD

POLYESTER RESIN, JUTE, DYE, PROJECTION ON WATER 60"x36"x18"

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AFTER FLOOD
AFTER FLOOD

POLYESTER RESIN, JUTE, DYE, PROJECTION ON WATER 60"x36"x18"

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AFTER FLOOD
AFTER FLOOD

POLYESTER RESIN, JUTE, DYE, PROJECTION ON WATER 60"x36"x18"

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Artist's Statement :

The series “Floodscapes” portrays the topography of a floodplain during a flood phenomenon. The region suffers repeated floods every monsoon covering the familiar topography with a dark, grey, and uniform blanket. In that regard, flood is amorphous, as it can distort and temporarily erase forms and features of the regular visible landscape.
The lockdown allowed me to travel to the suburbs of my home town and explore the region as never before. The lifestyle, people and landscape made a strong mark on my memory, ending up recreating them, through my artworks. These floodplains, in a remote area of Assam, in a village called Milanpur inhabited by a Mising tribe in the Golaghat district offered me a visual experience which was a drift apart from my urban settlements. The idea of floods, which isn’t regarded as a sign of proper settlement in urban areas, was existing in harmony in these villages. Traditional Houses stood above six feet, they also had temporary settlements, with alternatively in jobs and the agriculture was managed according to these regular floods. My works are all about capturing this harmony, in which the idea of flood plains and the idea of settlement coexist together. The miniature landscapes show the combination of human life, which is signified by the houses rising high above the normal grounds with the flooded landscape of the areas. It explores the visualization of the physical environment during the flood situation, functional aspects of shelter structures and ethics behind this functionality. These works can’t be simply called as a representation of the problems faced by the locals, or the situation faced during floods, but happens to be an expression of my visual aesthetic. Moreover this is an initial stage of experiencing, understanding in-depth the overall scenario of floods and further working for the enhancement of such flood plains.