Surveying India’s complex, vibrant topographies, the Munnar Series excavates seminal structures and infuses their geometric order with a meaning that transcends their original context.
The images capture nature’s spontaneous expression of line, form, texture and perspective, codifying Munnar, India’s tea plantations as majestic, panoramic canvases. With limited horizon lines and without human figures, architecture or extraneous objects, the compositions venerate the structure of the surface.
The dense massing of tea and trees with their limited palette of saturated greens accentuates the articulation of fissures, lanes and carved paths—indigenous and mad-made—threading through the tea plants. These threads become strokes circumscribed on the fields, transforming the rippling surfaces into gestural, abstract compositions.