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 developed a fascination for water and water life. In this book he 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. 'The long awaited successor to the bestselling Night Life of Trees, Waterlife is silk-screen printed by hand on handmade paper.
Rambharos Jha is an artist and writer based in the culture-rich Mithila region of Bihar, eastern India. He grew up watching women decorate the walls and courtyards of their homes, and through watching and learning began to draw himself. His work has been exhibited widely in India, as well as in the US, South Africa and Iceland. In the last few years he has been working extensively on water bodies, a subject he describes as "one of my most cherished muses". This is his first book as a solo artist.