The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here | Rashmi Talpade

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The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here is a writing project by author/artist Jacquelyn Gleisner, who will interview a range of artists from different backgrounds and ages to present a nuanced picture of how artists change over the span of their careers. This project is one of our Older but Younger Special Commissions.

“On a wooden table in Rashmi Talpade’s kitchen, a small pair of scissors rest atop scraps of color photographs—a part of a metal chain, a series of stoplights, different views of barbed-wire fences. She works slowly, first cutting out the precise piece of one of her photographs and then affixing it to the appropriate place. Even in their unfinished states, two of Talpade’s smaller collages appear ornate. Her fastidious layering of pasted imagery creates tactile surfaces that underscore her crowded compositions.” Continue Reading on Connecticut Art Review

Artspace will print excerpts from these interviews in a section of the printed City-Wide Open Studios guide, and the full interviews will be available on Gleisner’s online art blog, Connecticut Art Review.