Banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi

This year I have being trying to get back into printmaking to get a feel for being back in the studio on a somewhat semi regular basis. I have found the biggest challenge coming up with imagery that I am interested in printing and found myself turning often to my travel photos for inspiration, one of the first prints I worked on was a simple dry point of some drying laundry on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi.

Out of all the places I visited Varanasi was the most colourful and charismatic, considered one of the holiest places in India, Hindu pilgrims come to wash away their sins, and to cremate their loved ones on the public city gnats. All facets of everyday life are carried out on the steps into the river including bathing and laundry, everything is open for display.

The plate and original image


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I like to draw, paint, embroider sew by hand, dawdle, generally I like to make things. I also like to read about other people making things. Made by Fate features projects I am working on and hopefully some inspiration for people who like to create things or maybe just people who like creative things. Thank you for stopping by my blog Please don't hesitate to leave comments
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