Kalava Movement, 2016
It is an activist artwork that uses participatory tree interventions and installations to raise awareness about Deforestation.
KALAVA is usually tied on wrists or holy banyan trees as a religious ritual in Hinduism. In lot of Indian temples one can see the Banyan trees with a red thread on it. Similarly many Muslims tie threads of Mannat (hope) in some Dargah’s all over.
The artwork urges his viewers to take action against deforestation by raising awareness by participating in this project. Tie the Kalava/Mauli on a tree nearby, click a photo of yourself with your artwork and post it with a HASTAG #kalavamovement