Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
A digital collage accordion format book named ‘Talisman’
Digital collage printed on rice paper (100 GSM), with wooden boxes for encasing Limited edition of 10, each numbered and signed
9 x 9.4 cm (h x w), length of spread out 514.5 cm, the attached wooden support covers 2 cm, outer box: 10.4 x 12.4 x 6 cm (h x w x d)
Second edition, 2022
Talisman is a digital collage concertina format, enclosed in a wooden box. The work in a concertina format is made for flipping through pages and connecting various images drawn from multiple art traditions. Concertina format enables you to make individual combinations of images. Acknowledgement: Facilitator (2nd edition): Jaldip Chauhan Sources: ‘Dancing Nomads; by Siyah Qalem, Turkey, 15 th cent.; Radha from Geeta Govinda, Pahari, 18 th cent.; Miraj (Angels observing the Prophet’s Miraculous Flight), Iran, 16 th cent.; Head of a Courtsean with a Rose, Kalighat, 19 th cent.; Krishna fluting, Mewar, 17 th cent.; Auspicious Sign, jade, China, 5 th to 3 rd cent. B.C.; St. Dominique from ‘Flagellation’ by Fra Angelico, San Marco, Florence, 15 th cent.; ‘Annunciation by Fra Angelico, San Marco, Florence, 15 th cent.; Ganesha, Chola, 1200 A.D.; St. Luke from the book of Kells, Irish, 7 th cent.; Kamadhenu, Orissa,; Siva, Chola, 11 th cent.; Goddess Isis, Egypt, 12 th cent. B.C.; Unicorn Tapestry, France, 15 th cent.; Priest Making an Offering, Chiapas; Durga, West Bengal, contemporary.