Daksha Patel

Works Pani


‘Pani’ (the word for water in many South Asian languages) was a commission for the Horniman Museum, London. It comprised of a large scale print that merged satellite imagery, drawing and embroidery, to reflect flora and fauna at risk as a result of water pollution and climate change. A group of terracotta water pots accompanied the exhibition. They had drawings of biological and chemical pathogens found in the rivers inscribed upon them. The work explored the impact of water pollution upon flora, fauna and human health.