Urban Farming

Art installation by Pavan Kumar .D
Part of City On The Edge

Medium – Aluminum wire and plastic

Life in a big city has many disadvantages too and particularly in modern India. The remark of the English poet Cowpen, “God made the country and man made the town” is very apt. Life in a big city is artificial and sophisticated because man is divorced from nature. He lives, grows and dies in the lap of artificial agents and machines. He does not know how a crop field dances, how a river glides smoothly, how the cow-herd drive his cattle and how the Nature herself nourishes her countless children through various agencies. In a big city, man is cut off from the nursing, educative and for­mative aspects of Nature.

Life in a big city is exceedingly unhealthy. Here men live like pigeons in holes. The filthy and nasty atmosphere of dirt, smoke and trains makes life poisoned at the root. The smoke emitted by chimneys pollutes the natural purity of environment ,day and night. Fresh air, golden sun light and clean water are rare in a big city. Here men live on tined food, refrigerated water and conditioned air, with the result that their body and soul become hollow from within and are polluted right from infancy.

The installation called ‘’farming in big city’’ is an experience of creating artificial surroundings by planting flowers , plastic in nature.
I experience it because i am part of the city and equally responsible for it………………

Man is always happier in the lap of nature than he is under the artificial shadows of modern amenities.