This is a sketch, showing a khadeen, which is a sort of dam, that people create in Monsoon-time to keep water in one place, like a small lake.It should be in between hills of sand, which become so called catchment areas.Where this lake has collected water it is very humide after some days and in this wet soil it is possible to grow different crops.I imagine the flowery embroidery to become an image of this cultivated area. On both sides there are the hills collecting drops of water which are seeping into the ground and seeks to the villagers dug wells.
Last week I made the printed background. The biggest piece of cloth is now to be converted to a meaningful story about how to cultivate and use water in the desert.That can be a sometimes painful process.
Today I have started the big image and also started to fill it with green grass stiches. And for the moment I feel happy with this.