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About the Work

In the dilapidated British cemetery at Agra I was surprised to discover the last resting place of someone who in the early 19th century had saved the Taj Mahal from extinction. Sadly, his own neglected memorial will not be repaired. Its commemorative inscription may be seen in the middle of this work.
Also to be seen in the foreground are the memorials of those who 'stayed on' after the departure of the British Raj in 1947. Although pathetic in their rudimentary way, I found them as touching and resonant as that of 'Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Taylor of the Bengal Engineers' - the chap who had 'repaired and restored to beauty' the world's most elegant memorial.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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