What is interesting is why a contemporary artist would opt for a historical figure with no direct relation to present day concerns. Shahane, one of the artists explains, "A horse is symbolic of power and speed, which is what concerns us today especially in big cities where we have to run to stay in the race". As the powerful image of tall horse with an imposing stature greeted the visitors, it felt queer to see it look coarse and dry. The artists justified saying, "it represented their concept of a drought, invading our lives. It stood for the drought in the environment, in creativity, in opportunities, in relationships…A black horse is majestic and often portrayed in motion but we portrayed it in an immobile position as if it were stuck, waiting for change but in the process of waiting has lost vitality and dried up." Although the form of the installation created by the 1998 graduates of J.J College, with a mimetic aspect to it, which can't be denied, the concept per say is quite superficial in its treatment.
Photographs by NITESH SQUARE PHOTOGRAPHY © / © KALA GHODA ASSOCIATION