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O = Outside In with self-taught sculptor, hidden treasures, by Jennifer Bradbury (book review)
Secret sculpture garden filled with Ramayana stories, art threatened by destruction! Ram lives by his wits and quick feet, as many orphans do in cities and towns of India. Discovering an immense garden of sculptures hidden in the forest leads him to work and food and thrilling tales from the Ramayana. But will his repeated journeys into another sector of the city lead the authorities to this art paradise on ‘unused land’? This fictionalized account of the amazing Rock Garden created from cast-off materials by self-taught artist Nek Chand over 20 years was inspired by the author’s time in Chandigarh, India. What’s your favorite “people’s art” installation? **kmm Book info: …