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Re: Kallis on line


Your reaction to and reading of Corvid Fest has touched me deeply. I am truly happy that a mere ~8 x 10' could have
generated the repercussions you describe.

Indian crows that appear in the Kalli series connote various things: some communities view them with disgust because of their scavenging habits; others interpret their caws as announcing unexpected but pleasant visitors; yet another community offers up its dead to them for final disposal and is dismayed that their population is dwindling rapidly. From what I have seen of them and their habits, I feel they are intelligent.
"Song of the Crow" by Layne Maheu, a highly imaginative book, affirms this!

I was unable to locate the Bach piece which I would very much like to listen to. Can you give me details of the CD so I can locate it? Thanks to Pam N's suggestion, I have requested the Lewis-Williams book out of curiosity.

Once again, many thanks for communicating your reaction to Corvid Fest. It has registered indelibly in my memory and will evoke precious sentiments in the years to come.


On 14-Sep-06, at 7:59 AM, Carmen Lizardo wrote:

Dear Rajul,
Words sometimes get in our way, when we want to speak
about art. Who knows why cave men decided to stop
meeting their basic biological necessities to go
inside a dark cave and paint?
Words do get in the way, but Corvit Fest has moved me

The beautiful, emptiness of the room with black birds
pecking on a pile of [debris, rice, dust??] on the
floor. The space is so quiet, Devoid of human life, or
maybe the humans have all turned into birds. Maybe
this photograph is so close to me because of my
feelings about war, death and desolation in the world.
 I can't help relating it to personal experieces on
the subject. Absolutely moving and wonderful.

There is a  Bach piece, Suite  number one for
Violoncello Solo interpreted by Anner Bylsma, it feels
just like this work.  Listen to it if you have a
chance. (it must be Bylsma interpretation though)
It will tell you more about what I mean than anything
that I can write.

I hope this doesn’t sound to melodramatic, but if it
does is okay,  I can excuse it by saying that  it is
cultural thing for me … :-)
 Thanks you so much for sharing your work.

--- Venkatram Iyer <eyeear@telus.net> wrote:

  Christina, Katherine,

Many thanks for taking the time to look at the
Kallis and other stuff.
I can understand your preference for gum-overs. But
because Kallis are
new in my hand, I sought feedback. Unfortunately,
what appears on the
web does not fully reflect the actual.

Thank you once again for your supportive comments.


On 13-Sep-06, at 6:31 AM, Christina Z. Anderson

Your work is beautiful (overused word, sorry),
Rajul--first of all, I
like your artist statement, easy to understand and
succinct.  Second,
in your work you have woven an element of
nostalgia in well with an
element of surrealism in a nice balance between
sweet and odd, or soft
and edgy...my faves are the ones with birds (two
at top of website),
the Fibres of Being which is edgy like excoriated
flesh, and
Interface. Of course, I am also biased to the ones
where you have used
gumover for color, too.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Venkatram
Iyer" <eyeear@telus.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 2:54 PM
Subject: Kallis on line

Hello list,

I have put some Kallis on my web page at

Feedback is welcome. TIA!!


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