Ruthu Sandesh – Nature’s Message – Collection of Nature Poems
About the book
What started as a mere way to express my love for nature became an obsession at one point of my life, when I used to pen more than four poems a day. Time spent outdoors observing and sketching the various terrains, seasons, species inspired me to take up writing for the simple joy of it.
Since 2001 after losing a poetry contest, Prasad took poetry seriously and as penned few hundred nature poems. This book is a pick of 40 of his best poems with complimenting intricate pen illustrations.
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Publisher: Self Published
Number of Pages: 58
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
I first met Prasad Natarajan in 2014, when we attended a wildlife volunteer training program together. Even then, in the beautiful environs of Kudremukh, Karnataka, I always found him with a sketchpad and a pencil in his hands. Since then, his artwork, especially on the theme of wildlife, has become quite well known. He is not afraid of using the most difficult and unforgiving of art media, such as Indian ink (lampblack collected in a container and mixed with grease, and applied carefully to paper.
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My name is Prasad Natarajan and I was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. When I was three years old, I used to pull out flakes of paint from the wall and tell my mother there’s a goat, cow, cat or dog. That’s when my mother recognized my interest in art and encouraged me to make art. My primary school art teacher taught me to draw cats, dogs, mice and I am grateful to him for introducing me to animal art at an
In our miniatures tradition, flora and fauna occupied a place of significance. The image of a nayika with a thicket behind her longing for the nayak, with a parakeet for company, is still etched clearly in the mind. As Indian art evolved, the depiction of nature witnessed a change in its portrayal
Art helps in breaking all barriers and touches everyone’s heart and language of nature is universal”. Mr. Prasad Natarajan one of India’s leading wildlife artist who is featured in one of India’s top wildlife magazine visits Ekya School JP Nagar.
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Prasad Natarajan was wrapping up a bird watch at Lakkavalli, Karnataka when he spotted a lone bird perched on a wooden stump at a distance. He zoomed in with his camera.“I saw the white and brown feathers of the Ospray and almost jumped out of my skin with excitement. It was my dream to spot it and that was a moment of fulfilment. I sketched it for an hour and by the time I was done, there was a heavy downpour and the bird was gone, ” recollects the wildlife artist.
December 1, Bengaluru: Prasad Natarajan, the winner of WCS-India Wildlife Week Conservation Images Contest, was felicitated at the WCS office in Bangalore where he met and interacted with some of the staff and scientists.
Wildlife conservationists have taken various paths to protect wildlife from undergoing extinction. One of them is wildlife art. A viewer is in awe when he looks at a sketch that is vibrant or one that conveys a million emotions. It is then that the viewer can only imagine the emotions felt by the artist which is exactly what the artist wishes to communicate. Artists bring forth scientific ideologies of nature and its conservation practices to life, and in doing so, they build a community who commit to work endlessly to provide a secure space for wildlife.