the Bhramani Assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Bhramani assemblage is a small world where the wasp is king. A combination of a gilded wasp model, a miniature chair and an Coturnix egg, this assemblage refers to death, power and rebirth. On a lighter note, its an odd, almost comic take on the pomposity of symbols of any kind.

An inspiration for this comes from the illustrations of a 19th century artist named Jean-Ignace-Isadore Grandville. He depicted animals, birds and insects as humans in amusing, satirical and stinging commentary of the foibles and follies of being human.

The pugnacious rooster who insists on fighting a duel with the hare.