'Waterlife' features Mithila art, a vibrant and delicate form of folk painting from Bihar in eastern India. The artist Rambharos Jha grew up on the banks of the legendary river Ganga, and surrounded by lush fields and ponds, developed a fascination for water and water life. In this visually stunning book, artist Rambharos Jha creates an unusual artist’s journal, adapting the motifs of the Mithila style to express his own vision. He frames his art with a playful text that evokes both childhood memory and folk legend. Waterlife is silk-screen printed by hand on handmade paper, and this is the second English language edition.
"Without a shadow of exaggeration, the most beautiful book I’ve ever laid eyes on." Maria Popova, Brainpickings.org