SARASIJA SUBRAMANIAN

Lotophagi


Graphite and ink drawings on baking paper
Bangalore
2018-2019




As an extension of And then the lotus eater’s came, the drawings looks at what the plant in the Lotus Eater’s myth could be, if Homer’s geography did not exist, or alternative, does not fall in place with what we understand of boundaries today.

This premise, in turn, lends the plant a habitus of its own and forges links through cultural and mythological narratives of each place, with each plant. Six specimens, chosen because of their soporific or hallucinatory properties, become markers in the scroll—pointing to place that exists in time and space, or otherwise, where the Lotophagi could be encountered, or embodied.