For RedLine Milwaukee's annual Artist in Residence Exhibition "TimeLine 2017", my RedLine mentor Nirmal Raja and I worked on a temporary installation of delicate and ephemeral drawings on glass.
Chalk marker on glass
Cynthia Hayes and Nirmal Raja
These drawings have been sourced from a portfolio of prints housed in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's special collections library. The portfolio titled Jeypore Portfolio of Architectural Details was prepared under the supervision of Colonel S.S. Jacob under the patronage of Maharaja Sawai Madhu Singh of Jeypore between 1841-1917. Hayes and Raja have been responding to these exquisite renderings of architectural details from northwestern India over the last few months as part of the Look Here initiative by the UWM libraries. Hayes and Raja are interested in exploring the decorative, historical and cultural nature of these architectural details by juxtaposing them with RedLine's industrial and urban architecture.