Nature, the Artist Premiére! Termites engraved their artwork inside an old log, now exposed!!!
Hi! I'm Sangram, Sangram Routray. Home is in Jaipur (The Pink City!), Rajasthan, India. I'm happily married, got a loving and lovely wife, Jaya – that's her up there – looking so pert and pretty, and two adorable daughters, Tanya and Litti, who are already scaring the hell out of me!
I am a freelance "free-for-all"-er! Basically a natural born artist, I've developed into somewhat of an "artistic developer". Over the years I did artwork (the entire gamut - media: right from coal on paper all the way to water colours, oils, acrylics, genres: from folk to modern). Then I innovated my own style of artistic craftwork using thermocol - developed quite a reputation with that because I did what no one did. I crafted entire sets (30 feet high, 300 feet long, 3 feet deep) for numerous state-sponsored/private events. I have done a helluva lot of interior designing - private homes, hotels, educational institutions, you name it. My latest is really large (humungous!) scale projects involving everything - architecture, designing, and actual practical supply of objets d'art, landscaping, construction - yep, that's everyThing with a capital 'T'!
I have a strong basic penchant for earthy and rustic themes and concepts. Over the last 5 years I have spent more time in the forests and rural areas than in urban areas, because I "likes" it -
astra castra, numen lumen!
This is reflected in my art and designs where I use a lot of nature-friendly motifs. I am best when I have to develop a project from the ground up in a wilderness - take, for example, my Bandhavgarh project. This project was developed for a private client, right in the midst of a wilderness sanctuary. You can see photographs of this project below.
Not to say that I don't go for modern or urban projects - just saying what my natural proclivity is!
Give me a project, size doesn't matter, and I'll give you a work of art!
Rustic, modern, tribal, urban, spartan, opulent... I'm comfortable and compatible with all genres!
Ghugra Village, near Katni, M.P. (2011 - 12)
A Sight For Sore Eyes - An Ornamental Pool!
I used natural dyes to "paint" the stones for the pool's border.
Another view of the pool.
Tucked Away In The Woods - A Gazebo!
I used locally available stones and material for this, and the minimum of "regular" cement.
A Pier In An Artificial "Lake"!
I created this artificial lake by running rainwater channels into a excavated depression, lining the sides and bottom with just rocks and the minimum of cement concrete! On the far side, you can see the farmhouse taking shape. (FYI, that's me "sea-horsing" around in the lake!)
A Rustic Rainwater Channel!
One of the many rainwater channels I designed to prevent waterlogging. The railing in the foreground is for a small bridge over the channel. This is "artificial" woodwork but you'd never guess!!!
More photographs coming soon...!