Collection: Fishermen and the Ocean

Since he used to practise medicine in a fishing village, Subodh Kerkar has got an intimate knowledge of fishermen's lives. He realized that their lives are inseparable from the ocean. The ocean is not just the provider of fish; their existence is marinated in the ocean. Through his works he has tried to present this idea of inseparability of the fishermen and the sea. The fishermen become the fish bone. The fishermen become the boat. The fishermen sit in a circle to perform some oceanic ritual. The fishermen sit in two rows touching the soles of their feet to mimic the keel of a boat. The fishermen line up to pay homage to the ocean. They walk along the waves. The works also celebrates the role the ocean plays in shaping civilizations.