Hindi instructions were painted on stones near bodies of water. The instructions encourage those who stumble upon them to use water to draw or write their dreams on the stones. These representations evaporate, enabling us to interact with nature without damaging it. The symbolism of Dream Gifts draws on many sources. It is inspired by a Buddhist exercise in which one draws a picture with water on a stone and meditates as the water disappears. It is also inspired by the good fortune messages painted on many rural Rajasthani houses.
Dream Gifts is my first piece of land art, made possible by the Sandarbh Artist Residency in Partapur, Rajasthan, India.