Arpan Mukherjee of Santiniketan, Bengal had come to Goa CAP last month – March 20 to the morning of March 25 2013.

I remember Arpanda’s visit distinctly; he opened up, like a book laid out, the process that is gum bichromate.

Arpan is a visual artist of a fine craftsmanship; there is texture and fibre to his knowledge and practice. The concept of gum printing was carried up notches higher with a concurrent conceptual clarity upon the creation and chemistry of colours.

Thank you Arpanda for coming to Goa CAP- for being a teacher – for putting me on to the path of gum printing.

Upon your departure, I’ve delved into the process of gum bichromate feeling the variables of the method simply because I’m struggling with my own hands and trying to put coherence and focus to my efforts which subsequently leads on to the next post titled – The Intricacies of Gum Printing.


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