Fireflies are small insects with the ability to produce cold light owing to the biological phenomenon called bioluminescence. They move alone or in groups among the dark shades of the trees and against the deep blue sky of the twilight. In many popular cultures, they symbolize the souls of the dead who revisit the earth to see their loved ones.
These are photographs made from the blue tarpaulin roof of the Pandal prepared after the demise of my father during the monsoon of 2019. All the pictures were shot out-of-focus to represent the indistinct visuals of the night and the disposition of the moment; the orange streaks were added digitally.
In the twilight every day, he visits us in the company of his ancestors to watch their legacy live on.
PRESENTATION: Digitally modified photographs as Archival Pigment Prints, 16.5 x 23.5 inches on cotton rag, printed by the artist, hand-signed with date, signature embossed, and stamped.
© Unni Krishnan Pulikkal S.