'30works30days, is a month long project for artists where they are required to submit a new piece of work daily, every day, for the month of April. If you fail to submit something on one of the days, you are out of the project.
30/30 is to encourage making and experimentation, testing what you think you know about your practice. With the restriction of one day you may find that the choices you make, the corners you cut and those ideas that you couldn’t quite realise, are just as telling as the work that you produce. Be as lazy or ambitious, as devious or honest as you like, remember it is your choice and ultimately your representation of the concerns within your practice.
‘Good, healthy, strong food. I used to have dalī'ā every day, but now I have bran flakes, corn flakes or honey flakes. Or the other one, what you call it, brown bread. Brown bread’s supposed to be good for you.’ - Baba Ji
From Whom we receive our nourishment, 2019
‘Eat this for breakfast.’ - Budimom
‘From West Brom market, 7 or 8 years ago. I bought two and Billy had the other one.’ - Budimom
Cheese Bread, 2019
‘Do you want me to make you cheese bread for school tomorrow? I will put ginger on it.’ - Budimom
Fish and Chips, 2019
‘Call your Dad to check he is getting us fish and chips.’ - Baba Ji
Cooking with Budimom, 2019
‘Come at 5pm and you can film me making saabji for dinner.’ - Budimom
Budimom is currently in the process of having her Indian citizenship revoked and applying for British citizenship via the Windrush Scheme, after having lived continuously in the U.K since her arrival here on 10/08/1964.
Cāha pī'lō, bisakuta khā'lō, 2019
‘Drink tea, eat biscuits.’
‘10 o’clock ‘til 5 30 and then I’m up.’ - Baba Ji
She’s the Boss, 2019
‘Listen to Budimom, she’s the boss.’ - Baba Ji
Thorka Beans and Chips, 2019
‘I was thinking, what can I eat today? I came back from West Brom and peeled two potatoes and made thorka beans and then Baba Ji came home and I made the same for him. Then you came, you can have the same too.’ - Budimom
Dahī nāla Rōṭī, 2019
4 Pillow Cases, 2019
‘Baba Ji has four pillow cases on each pillow.’ - Budimom
I need the onions before it rains, 2019
‘We been the allotment this morning. We got our gande and dhania before it rained.’ - Baba Ji
Never let a white person write about your work, 2019
Tērī marajī, 2019
‘Your choice.’ - Budimom
Budimom asked for my help with choosing which suits to wear for a wedding over the weekend.
Mērē nāla pāraṭī ā'u, 2019
‘Come to the party with me.’ - Budimom
Sūraja ā gi'ā hai, 2019
‘Sun has come, it’s very hot, eat with me today.’ - Budimom
Water the Plants, 2019
‘You can water the plants. Not too much water.’ - Baba Ji
Jā'ō Mārakīṭa, 2019
‘I need to go the market. We need atta. And butter and sugar.’ - Baba Ji
Take some jaffa cakes, 2019
Mainū kāla karō, 2019
I am currently away from home meaning that spending physical time with my Grandparents hasn't been possible... they are always at the end of phone though.
Tusīṁ mainū nahīṁ dēkhi'ā, 2019
Baba Ji walks through the veranda on his way to the kitchen.
Budimom and I are sitting on the sofa chatting.
Baba Ji asks ‘where is Budimom?’.
She is sitting next to me.
He did not see her in his peripheral vision.
Budimom jokes that he did not see her because she is so small.
The above text has nothing to do with this short clip - Budimom’s actually just telling me what she brought home from the Nagar Kirtan yesterday.
Everything that is mine is yours, 2019
This afternoon we sat in silence for a few moments, with prayers playing quietly in the background.
I asked if I could still keep coming to visit every day...
‘You can come any time, this house is everyone’s, everything that is mine is yours.’ Baba Ji said. I am truly blessed to have felt the purest and most wholesome love all of my life because of my Budimom and Baba Ji.
Regardless of whatever is going on in my personal bubble, my grandparents are there to ground me and teach me how to be a better person every day. They are my role models. My best friends. My constant.
The past 30 days have made me realise just how selfish I am with my time. How I sometimes forget to ring, forgot to check in, accidentally go a whole week before visiting. Putting aside even just 30 minutes a day to have a cup of tea with my Budimom and ask my Baba Ji what he’s picked up from the shops during the day is priceless.