When the Sun Rises
— 2019

Screen-printing — Indiya Tupe
Poetry — Indiya Tupe
Process — Hand-dyed, screen-printed canvas flags
Dimensions — 300x420mm
In Ayurveda, spices are considered as essential entities; healing, balancing and stimulating our inherent physical and spiritual capacities.

This project introduces the empowering potential of spices as an invitation to elevate the senses into joy, serenity and wonder. Exalting the surroundings, the five flags portray the unique energy of the five traditional spices; cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cumin and cardamon.

Hand-dyed with the spices’ pigment, they celebrate a triumph of colour, vibration into the soul. Across, fragrance, colour, text and material, the experience inspires viewers to embrace a bright knowledge of life and stirs them to keep dreaming of light.