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a journey..

a r c h i t e c t u r a l p o r t f o l i o| n i s h i s h a h 2009-2014


Sketching has developed as my hobby since childhood. I joined Architecture and I believe, it has given me a new dimension to think. I think architecture then on,... I sketch to get the expressions on paper and design to get the feelings of the living beings into the space I design, to make them feel the space to believe their own. Concepts as I see should be in close relation with the human behavior, the human experience and the connectivity of the same space, architecture should speak volumes of the space it adheres to...hence the context, the climate and so on... Things that we already have, things that has created our past; our heritage has always interested me...and which has now become an urge to explore. Thus, architecture is a journey of analogy of space and its users.


TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

1. Resume 2. Concepts of light, shape and form 3. A journey (Basic design) 4. A threshold (An Anganwadi design) 5. Home for the dead (A crematorium) 6. Housing (architectural students housing) 7. Details in Construction 8. Competition project (NASA) 9. Moments Indulgence park (Landscape design) 10. Practical Learning (training) 11. Reclaiming street for people (Urban design) 12. Knowing the unknown tales (conservation project) 13. Study of doors and windows (dissertation) 14. Through the lens 15. Sketches


REFERENCES Professor Bijoy Bordoloi bijoybordoloi54@gmail.com

Professor Hetal Shah hetalid@yahoo.com

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EDUCATION 2009-2014

Bachelors of Architecture

RESUME

Arvind bhai Patel Institute of Environmental Development, V.V Nagar, Gujarat

EXPERIENCE 2012

Chandavarkar and Thakkar Architects, Bangalore, KA Worked as an intern in the Bangalore based firm during the academics for six months

Feb 2013

SKILLS

Worked for the survey of the Anand Vidhyanagar Urban Development Authority (AVKUDA) project as a part of an elective

Software's known AutoCAD CorelDraw Adobe Photoshop Microsoft office suite Good sketching and free hand abilities, has a good hand on Corel Draw, creating graphics and presentation, interested in art, travelling and documentation work

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Passed academics with distinction throughout my 5 years of Bachelors in Architecture Was a recipient of several scholarships in various subjects such as studio, History and for securing position for overall academics for all years.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Actively participated in the N.A.S.A G SEN trophy 2010-2011 Won special mention

N.A.S.A G SEN trophy 2011-2012 Won special mention

On the spot Design Competition Zonal N.A.S.A 2011-2012, Indore Secured Second Position

On the spot Design Idea Competition M.S.U, Baroda secured first position

RELATED TRAVEL Ajanta Ellora, Chittorgadh, Indore, Mumbai, Polo forest Idar, Calcutta, Pondicherry, Chennai

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C O N C E P T S OF LIGHT, SHAPE AND FORM

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Basic design exercise Professor Hetal Shah - 2009- three week exercise

Exploring the art of folding and wrapping the paper to create independent structures.

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1.Standing bright and bold, folds create balance and harmony 2. Walking inside the paper shelter 3. Play of light and sciography 4. Envisioning the space underneath; the folds in the paper shelter seem to become one with the ground beneath it.

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THE JOURNEY Basic design exercise | study of a seed - Shivjatta tree Professor Hetal Shah - 2009- three week exercise

This was an initial exercise in my architectural study which allowed me to observe things around in a meticulously. This was the journey of exploring a seed blooming into a flower at various stages of its life.

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A THRESHOLD Designing an Anganwadi, Anand Professor Vibha Gajjar- 2010- semester long study

The brief of the project was to design an Anganwadi for an age groups 4-6 and 6-10.The design involves a detail study of concrete as a material and the circular form used. The organic shaped modules were sparsely planned to allow for open spaces and intermediate pause points between modules. These spaces and pause points embraced the natural setting and also served as outdoor classrooms for the children where their senses can be stimulated. Spaces were designed allowing experiences through play of light and dark, feel of soft and hard, wet and dry etc. The experience of being into the woods was created bringing the kids close to nature.

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1. Entrance to A Threshold through circular pergola 2. Principals Office 3. Peek a boo wall 4. Small Amphi creating an open class under the tree 5. A willow tunnel taking kids up to the hill 6. Slide and concrete cylinders 7. Class modules 8. Vege garden 9. Wash area 10. Eating space 6.

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8. 1. Hand made Model 2. View through entrance 3. View of the garden hill 4. Sand pit 5. View through entrance pergola 6. Conceptual sketches derivation of modules 7. View through eating space 8. Structural model of the module 9. Longitudinal section

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views and details

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1. Isometric wall section detail 2. Vegetables planting garden 3. Outdoor class 4. Play area up the hill 5. Inside the hill 6. Eating area

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HOME FOR THE DEAD Designing a protestant’s crematorium Professor Anand Shah -2011- a week project

A crematorium is a place where corpses are cremated, a place where memories of the dead are preserved and relished; a place where dead bodies are buried and a tombstone is placed in the memory of a dead soul. According to protestant tradition dead bodies are considered to be path of meeting God (priest). The crematorium is designed keeping in mind the types of visitors it is accessed by (when? Why? and How?) and the emotions they carry with them to provide them with the soothing atmosphere. The aim was to make the dear ones of the dead experience that this was the safest place for their loved souls and that they are being cared. Crematorium here comprises of a church, a semi covered gathering place, residence for priest, caretakers lodge, shops and office, wall memorials and graveyard. The church is planned on the highest ground portraying its importance accessed by an alternative bridge while the graveyards are at the lowest level. The sensitive planning of green in the form of bushes, hedges, grasses and large trees helps to cultivate purity in the atmosphere.

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5. Graves for priests

Graves for children up to 10years separated by hedges

Sit out space forming the edge descending with the river

Family graves for two and four persons

Priests residence Pathway going down to -4.0 M LVL Small eatery housed in gathering space

Florist and other accessories for church

Church building

Circular semi covered gathering space Protestants believe in afterlife wherein the tree depicting regeneration of life

Fountain focused in linear entrance perspective

Care takers residence

Bridge leading to church Wall Memorial for army and unidentified people

Parking space for the visitors Main entrance with the tree lined boulevard leading to church 1. View of a pedestal bridge leading to the church 2. Way to the wall memorial 3. Wall memorial arranged in an offset manner 4. East circular gathering space 5. Schematic Plan of Crematorium

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1. Part plan 1/2 of the crematorium showing the entrance 2. Part plan 2/2 of the crematorium 3. Cross Section through the entrance and wall memorial 4. Cross Section through the church and gathering space 3.

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HOUSING Architecture students housing, V.V Nagar, Anand Professor Advaita Jalan-2013- semester long study

This project was an opportunity to design housing for architectural students where I could be both client and a designer. The concept was to create a network; which can further formulated in design at various levels; Network of building units, of pedestrian and vehicular paths, of open and close spaces, of views and vistas, of public and private etc. Portion of terraces and double height common spaces were planned at different levels keeping in mind the working pattern and space required. An holistic approach was followed towards the design with the thought of negative and positive spaces. Open spaces in between the building clusters was a resultant of a conscious effort assigning them with a landmark feature such as a palm avenue, stone edge, green edge etc. These spaces act as a breathing spaces, interactive cornerswhere students can share knowledge and have healthy discussions and can also help to recharge their senses and get their imagination running.

“IMAGINATION CREATES REALITY” and imagination in my perspective is something framed from the views and vistas of spaces seen and felled around. Thus, ‘providing an environment building up imagination and Enhancing working abilities Enriching ideas through interactive nodes Entwined with variety of spaces forming a network. A network of threads forming a “pulse”

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Leading to our destination’


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1. Site Review The site in the shape of one quarter of a circle is located behind the Architecture college complementing; the students housing project 2. Conceptual planning 3. of students housing Orientation of the buildings were planned in NE-SW direction allowing thorough movement of the South-West winds. This was followed not only

3. Site Zoning map Major areas are zoned with the thought of accessability and circulation, climate, usage, connectivity, context, privacy and last but important keeping in mind the existing site factors such as trees and service lines, levels etc.

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BLOCK B : 2 OCCUPANCY 1 BHK UNITS (G+3)

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OUTDOOR GREEN OPEN SPACE FOR TALKS AND GATHERING

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conceptual Initial ideas for the units and cluster planning. Factors such hierarchy of spaces, circulation, usage of spaces and climate where considered for developing overall massing of the housing. Simple and open type of planing was preferred allowing the users to adapt them according to their needs. Staggered cluster planning provided wider corridors which can be an extension of work space and also the hall can be opened to form the extended space. The inner room partitions were also open able forming a bigger space.

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D E TA I L S I N CONSTRUCTION Details of ramp, aluminum window & floor Professor Jethal - 2011- a day long process

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1. A2 size drawing with details proportionately sketched with pencil on cartridge

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COMPETITION PROJECT Nasa G-Sen Trophy | Redesigning Padmawati Chawghan | 2011

Timeless by Design: Celebrating the Past while Protecting the Future The program postulated the site to be realistic in the traditional Indian context. Satisfying all the limitations framed in the program; a site of Padmawati Choghan located in the city of Baroda was chosen. The existing building had a strong context surrounded by old historically important buildings and Sur-Sagar lake. The existing building was in a bad condition as it was on stay for many years while construction. The G+2 structure has existing retail shops on its ground floor. Several issues of traffic, non-usable spaces, connectivity with surroundings, sur-sagar lake were considered while designing the program. Even the roadside hawkers were catered and a space devoted to them; a hawkers plaza was designed at the basement. It also adds to the openness and connectivity to the surrounding area. Above floors were utilized for different exhibitions and activities involving people to know their culture and past at present. The tall tree like building was designed with the concept of holy banyan tree from which the name “Vad- dodara� originated.

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1. Sectional elevation of proposed building 2. Proposed no. of floors 3. Conceptual sketch of proposed building 4. Existing building section 5. Sketch showing proposed activities on ground floor 6. 3D view of the Ground floor 7. Conceptual sketch of the proposed building 8. Entrance Sketch

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M O M E N T S I N D U L G E N C E PA R K C O N C E P T Landscape design | Anand- Vidhyanagar road, besides Big Bazar Professor Divya - 2011- three week project

Landscape plays the key role at shaping the site in the mixed use zone located at, Anand, Gujarat. The program was to design a sensory park, thus keeping the physically impaired at the center. For the better study and exploration of contours the site was given hypothetical contours, thus an addition of unique feature. The layers form steps, sitting, wall and the central feature - a water stream. Apart from the access road, buffer and entrance areas there are two key zones connected by separate trails. One is the shallow water stream edged with bamboo pergolas with sand bed. All the trails unveil different experiences activating ones senses of touch, smell and feel. These trails leads to highest point called observation point. Curvilinear geometry was followed creating a smooth and flowing experience.

I ask for a moments indulgence to sit by my side . The works that I had in my hand I finish afterwards. Away fro site of thy face my heart knows no rest to respite , My work becomes an endless toil in shore less sea of toil. Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; And the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of flowering groove. Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, And to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure. -Rabindranath Tagore

1. Indulge In park, part detail plan scale 1:100 2. Stepping stones a silent pause point 3. Passing through the archway of trees and green mounds 4. Passing through partially shaded space with wooden pergolas 5. Water cascading over the rough stone wall 6. Details in landscape

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PRACTICAL TRAINING Chandavarkar and Thakkar Architects, Bangalore 6 months long training- 2012

conceptual sketches

Cascading Water Body

Cafeteria Breakout space Hotel Entrance

Display Space

Using space in between Columns as a Landscaped Space Using space in between Columns as a Sitting

Entrance SLTH

Research Paper : HOTEL Sketches done to show usage of SPACE for laptop

Public Entry

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Creating interaction in commercial Space trough stepped massing

Credenza

Usage Luggage Rack with a drawer beneath


Reuse and Rehabitation project

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An existing unused apartment required to be converted to a hotel without demolishing the entire structure.

Various alternates for room design

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Toilet detail drawings

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Renovation project

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RECLAIMING STREET FOR PEOPLE Urban Design Project | Udvada, Near Daman Professor Advaita Jalan - 2013- semester long project

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An Urban Design project was an opportunity to know the small Parsi town, Udwada near Daman. The Project was approached by solving the identified issues. The main street called the Mirza street which leads to the holy fire temple, had become the dead men’s street with lack of safety, activity and people. It had become a place for parking, thus ruining the whole character and importance of the place. Thus this was an attempt to reactivate the street by generating pause points at certain intervals. While designing and programming the whole project a conscious effort is made to preserve the character of the place and to safeguard its heritage value.

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1. Indulge In park, part detail plan scale 1:100 2. Stepping stones a silent pause point 3. Passing through the archway of trees and green mounds 4. Passing through partially shaded space with wooden pergolas 5. Water cascading over the rough stone wall 6. Details in landscape 7. Details in landscape 8. Details in landscape 9. Details in landscape

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Proposed Street Plan -Phase 1. Proposed street plan of selected 0.5 km stretch which is the main road towards the holy Fire Temple, experiencing maximum travelers. Various pause points are planned from start like; 1. Statue of Sir Dorabji Mirza which will act as a landmark point 2. Transit center for Eco-Cab (a model of Fizilka, delhi) allowing easy transport, leaving less impact on environment and preserving the heritage by proposing concept of walkable city. 3. Pocket park with the viewing Tower 4. Preserving the old dilapidated wall and creating a sit out space 5. Preserving a large well and creating a sit out around it

Thus, a conscious designing and planning effort was made which can not only protect Udvada’s cultural and historic heritage but also but also will enhance walkability in the area. This will allow people to experience the place even more.

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Proposed Transit center before the main Mirza street- Phase 2

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Landscape and other details

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Sections through the Pocket Park

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K N O W I N G T H E U N K N O W N TA L E S Uconservation studio| Jambughoda, Dang district Professor Carrie Udeshi -2013- three week long project

Jhambughoda is a place located in the Dang district near WHS of Champaner. Jambughoda is amidst the forests of dang which eventually was the source of wood used in the Palace and now the reason of its deterioration. The process involved the documentation of each nooks and corner of the grand palace. However the work was divided in group of ten. Our part was the darbar hall located on the second floor. It allowed us to know observe the details to inference the chronology of the darbar hall, inventory writing, condition assessment and proposing suitable recommendations. The above processes engrossed me towards conservation more.

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1. Measure drawing of Darbar Hall, Jambughoda Palace 2. Measuring the wooden staircase 3. Measure drawing the plan of Darbar hall 4. Darbar hall, Jambughoda

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STUDY OF DOORS AND WINDOWS, a case of old city Ahmedabad B. Arch Dissertation | A Research dissertation Guide Professor Bijoy Bordoloi - 2014 - seven months projects

The forthcoming drawings reflects my angle in work for my undergraduate dissertation which focuses on the study of wooden doors and windows of old city of Ahmedabad. It is a research based study aimed to understand the doors and windows as an element of architecture. The inspiration of the study came from my interest in architectural conservation, architectural elements and details, the urban environment and the fact that very few studies based on architectural elements have been done so far. The research which will conclude with a document: a compilation of detailed documentation and comparative analysis of doors and windows of the study area that will act as a database or an informative resource for further studying doors and windows.

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Abstract : The study of wooden doors and windows, case of old city Ahmedabad This research is a study on the architectural elements; wooden doors and windows which play an important role in molding the faรงade of heritage buildings. The study area is restricted to core city of Ahmedabad, as it represents a compact and climatically responsive urban settlement where the past and future are still able to coexist. Its building materials were properly selected to attenuate exterior conditions. The initial phase included, selection of the houses having some peculiar characters with reference of heritage listing done by AMC. The characteristics of doors and windows which were built to respond the climate, use of material, patterns and motifs dictating status and ownership of the houses and influences in the architectural styles are some of the measures by which doors and windows were explored in the dissertation. The aim is to understand wooden doors and windows as an element of architecture with reference to the walled city of Ahmedabad. For reference the methodology adopted for this dissertation: reviewing related books, interviews have been carried out with eight residents and with the people involved in the restoration projects under City Heritage Center (CHC) and articles from internet. This sort of study helped in categorizing and further analyzing traditional doors and windows through physical observation resulting into a time line of doors and windows offering an insight into traditional architecture of Ahmedabad. This in turn will help to preserve and maintain the authentic characteristics the buildings by documenting the case study houses. The study will conclude with the criteria for evaluation which will help for further identifying the houses in general through the characteristic study of its doors and windows.

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Approach to the dissertation

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Urge to know my city’s roots Starting with the guided heritage walk organized by AMC; this was my first walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad after taking up this study as a research. Followed by other walks which were taken to know the domestic architecture of Ahmedabad.

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Going through the Heritage listing done by AMC in collaboration with the Cept University

Forming the Dossiers of the shortlisted houses which will have the details of the houses for eg. House owners details, no. of doors and windows, its materials etc. which later helped for final selection of case study houses. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Meeting the City heritage center (CHC) an organization which works for the heritage restoration and preservation projects in the old city of Ahmedabad, functioning in the Diwanji ni Haveli, Sankdi sheri, Manekchowk .

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HERITAGE WALK CHC MEET LISTING OF BUILDINGS GETTNG PLANS AND MARKING HOUSES

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MAKING DOSSIERS SHORTLISTING THE BUILDINGS DOCUMENTING ONSITE DWGS ELECTRONIC DWGS ANALYSIS

Marking the shortlisted houses in the plans given by CHC. Above is an example of such marked plan.


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Measuring the doors and windows

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Measuring the doors and windows On site measure drawings of doors and windows of the selected eight houses for

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On site measure drawings of doors and windows of the selected eight houses were carried out. All the minute carving details were measured to get the true scale drawing. These details were later transferred in the form of electronic drawings which were then analyzed and compared to reach the final conclusion .

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HERITAGE WALK CHC MEET LISTING OF BUILDINGS GETTNG PLANS AND MARKING HOUSES

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MAKING DOSSIERS SHORTLISTING THE BUILDINGS DOCUMENTING ONSITE DWGS ELECTRONIC DWGS ANALYSIS

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A n a l y z i n g D w a r a a n d Va t a y a n a Detailed analysis of the doors and windows of selected houses was carried out. Comparison and evolution occurred since different stages development was studied with the help of factors such as use of material, construction and techniques, motifs and patterns, scale and proportion, etc.

The initial type of traditional todla door formed with the assembly of twelve wooden members traditionally known as “barsakh� arranged in the manner to counteract upward forces. This is a special kind of door working on a pivot which is capable of moving even the heaviest doors very smoothly.

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Case study d o c u m e n t a t i o n

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Third dimension to the study of Doors and Windows

Wooden study models made with the details of patterns and other layers

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THROUGH THE LENS

Old city Ahmedabad

Auroville, Pondicherry

CnT, Bangalore

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A Sculptor in Shantiniketan, Calcutta


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A two point perspective view captured at Jami Masjid, Ahmedabad

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SKETCHES

Ink on paper

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Ink on paper

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Ink on paper

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“Bridging the gap” Water colour on hand made paper

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“Into the blue� Water colour on hand made paper

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“Light and dark” Charcoal on cartridge

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