dependence in the fields

Scarecrows have been the inanimate representation of decoys. My works capturing the different representation/manifestations of the makeshift, decrepit are images that tell a story about how mankind has been deceptive and have cheated the flora and fauna for their own selfish motives. Scarecrows serve a purpose so long as they don’t deny the birds their food. But more than that I am more interested in human innovativeness to use everyday objects to create the other self who is expected to think like and also lead the bird to think that you are thinking. Deception as a representation of the self is in the foreground, laziness as a shadow is in the background. In any case I want to explore the various meanings and layers that are ingrained in the making of a scarecrow. They are called different names in different languages and have various cultural references in culture, particularly popular culture. There have been references and depiction of characters in literature, cinema and music.  After all, the fiction can begin from the fields.  Here I have shot these Scarecrow as an representational elements, plays a vital role in this project. I travelled across and shot these.  Though interest me to use these element is that  the usage of found objects, rags that go in the making of the Scarecrow …


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