Unlike formal archeological excavations, the artist’s excavation of this
site is an individual’s exploration of time. Without disrupting the
ecosystem, Kolleri rearranged the natural elements and found objects
within this site, channelising nature’s momentum to derive geometric
forms out of the seemingly chaotic growth of wilderness. Within the
restructured space, elements made from locally available natural
materials such as laterite stones, mud and clay have been introduced.
Created by the artist with support from the masons of ‘Shilpapaddiam’,
the art school and studio that he established in Pattiam, and
‘Clayclub’, a collective of young architects based in Ahmedabad, these
range from architectural elements to miniature sculptures.