Images of India : Fallen Chinar tree art depicts Kashmiri lifestyle…

KashmirartAbout 10-15 students of the Music and Fine Arts department of Kashmir University have turned the chinar (plane) tree into an art installation featuring doodles, sketches and text about Kashmir’s politics and culture. Some art works also depict the decades-old conflict in the state. The boundaries of Kashmir are depicted by barbed wires. The students said their drawings were not political, but the meaning of their work was open for interpretation. Some creations display Kashmir’s cuisine, culture and wildlife. The majestic chinar is known as the “crown tree” and has become part of Kashmir’s identity since it was introduced here hundreds of years ago.