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Culture Chess

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Concept & Installation

2012

The Chess set explores the intermingling of the two cultures that have shaped me, India and Britain. A chess set is modified to mirror the history between the two countries- that of passion, struggle, strategy and victory by visually representing two distinct cultures that with time merge on the chess board to form a beautifully diverse and balanced map.

Weaving the maps of the two countries together makes the checkered-board. Each piece is painstakingly customized by hand to represent elements of culture.

King- symbolic monument
Queen-Language
Bishops-sport and flower
Knights-Economy and music
Castles-Flag and emblem
Pawns-people

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