Wednesday, June 10, 2020

ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਕੌਰੀਡੋਰ ਵਿਖੇ ਕਲਾਤਮਕ ਮਾਨੂਮੈਂਟ ਦੀ ਸਿਰਜਣਾ
ਸਵਰਨਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਵੀ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਸਿਰਜਿਤ ਡੇਰਾ ਬਾਬਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਵਿਖੇ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੁ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਪੁਆਇਟ-ਜ਼ੀਰੋ ਤੇ ੩੦ ਫੁੱਟ ਦੇ ਚੌਕ ਵਿੱਚਕਾਰ ੩੧ ਫੁੱਟ ਉੱਚੇ ਇਸ ਸਮਾਰਕ-ਸਥਾਪਨਾ ਵਿਚ ਤਿੰਨ ਪੱਧਰ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹਨ, ਇਹ ਤਿੰਨ ਪਰਤਾਂ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ (ੴ) ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਸੰਬੰਧਤ ਮਾਨਤਾਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਸੰਕੇਤ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ, ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ 'ਜੀਵਨ-ਮੁਕਤ' ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤੀ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ, ਅਨੰਦ ਦਾ ਸਥਾਨ। ਇਕ ਪੱਧਰ, ਜ਼ਮੀਨ ਦੇ ਨੇੜੇ ਪਰ ਫਿਰ ਵੀ ਉੱਚਾ, ਇਕ ਧਾਤੂ ਰਬਾਬ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਦਰਸਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ - ਭਾਈ ਮਰਦਾਨਾ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਵਜਾਏ ਗਏ ਤਾਰ : ਸੰਗੀਤ-ਸੰਗਤ ਦਾ ਸੰਕੇਤ, ਬਾਣੀ ਦਾ ਸਮਾਜਕ ਪਹਿਲੂ। ਸਾਧਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਲ ਸੰਬੰਧਿਤ ਇਕ ਵਿਧੀ ਹੈ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਦੂਜੀ ਉਚਾਈ ਤੇ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ: ਸੁਝਾਅ ਇਕ ਖੁੱਲੀ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਦਾ ਹੈ, ਤੱਤ ਨਾਲ ਗੱਲਬਾਤ - ਨਿੱਡਰ, ਸਵਾਗਤੀ, ਸ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਟ। ਖੁੱਲੀ ਪੁਸਤਕ ਸਾਨੂੰ 'ਏਕ ਓਂਕਾਰ' ਨੂੰ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਨੁਮਾਇੰਦਗੀ < ਸਟੀਲ ਦੇ ਘੁੰਮਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਆਕਾਰ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਨਿਰਣਾਇਕ ਏਕਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਦਰਸਾਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਸਿੱਖ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਾਓ ਦੀ ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਤਾ ਹੈ। 'ਏਕ' ਇਸ ਦੇ ਤਲ 'ਤੇ ਕੰਕਰੀਟ ਦੀ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਅਤੇ ਰਬਾਬ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜ ਗਈ ਹੈ। ਪਰ ਅ-ਪਰਿਭਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਪੱਧਰ ਨੂੰ 'ਓ' ਦੇ ਖੁੱਲੇ ਉਪਰਲੇ ਕੈਪ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਦਰਸਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕਿ ਸ਼ਾਨਦਾਰ ਉਡਾਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਛੀ ਦੇ ਖੰਭਾਂ ਵਾਂਗ ਤਿਆਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ, ਪੁਲਾੜ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੱਧਦਾ ਹੋਇਆ, ਬ੍ਰਹਿਮੰਡੀ ਗੀਤ ਦੀ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਨੂੰ ਵਧਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਖਿਤਿਜ ਤੋਂ ਸੰਗਤ ਨੂੰ ਉੱਚਾ ਚੁੱਕਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਦਾ ਅਧਾਰ ਸਮੂਹਕ ਸੰਗੀਤਕ ਮਨ, ਕਿਤਾਬ ਵਿਚ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਵਿਚ ਲੀਨ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਸੱਚੇ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਨੂੰ ਅਨੁਭਵ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਸਦੀ ਸਿਰਜਣਾ ਨੂੰ ਸੱਚਾ ਅਤੇ ਇਕ ਮੰਨਦਾ ਹੈ - ਇਹ ਸਥਾਪਤੀ ਉੱਚਾਈ ਦੇ ਵੱਖ ਵੱਖ ਪੜਾਵਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਲੰਘਦੀ ਹੈ। ਮਨੁੱਖੀ ਆਤਮਾ, ਚੜ੍ਹਦਾ ਪੰਛੀ ਇੱਕ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਉਸੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਕਿਰਤ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੇ ਨੈਤਿਕ ਜੀਵਨ ਜਿਉਣ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ. ਮੁਕਤੀ ਦੀ ਖੋਜ ਦੀ ਜਗਿਆਸਾ ਇਸ ਸਥਾਪਨਾ ਵਿਚ ਬਹੁਤ ਸੰਗੀਤਕਤਾ ਨਾਲ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ।
੯ ਨਵੰਬਰ ੨੦੧੯ ਨੁੰ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਲਾਂਘੇ  ਦੇ ਖੁੱਲਣ ਮੌਕੇ ਇਹ ਮਾਨੂੰਮੈਂਟ ਸਮੂਹ -ਸੰਗਤਾਂ  ਨੂੰ ਅਰਪਣ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ। ਇਸਦਾ ਡਿਜ਼ਾਈਨ, ਕਲਾ ਤੇ ਉਸਾਰੀ ਸ਼ਾਇਰ-ਕਲਾਕਾਰ ਸਵਰਨਜੀਤ ਸਵੀ ਨੇ ਕੀਤੀ। ਮਾਇਕ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ ਚੈਰੀਟੇਬਲ ਟਰੱਸਟ ਦੇ ਬਾਨੀ ਦੁਬਈ ਵੱਸਦੇ ਡਾ. ਐੱਸ. ਪੀ. ਐਸ. ਓਬਰਾਏ ਹੁਰਾਂ ਕੀਤੀ।



This installation by Swaranjit Singh Savi comprises of three ascending or descending levels, signifying three layers or modes of relating to the Sikh idea of the divine (1E) leading to the attainment of ‘Jivan-mukat’, the station of bliss. The one level, closer to the ground but still elevated, is represented by a metallic Rabaab – the string instrument played by Bhai Mardana - indicative of the Sangat, the social dimension of bani. The instrument is a mode to relate to Guru Nanak’s bani as placed at the second elevation. The suggestion is of an open book, conversing with the elements – unafraid, welcoming, sublime. The open book yields us to the ‘Ek Onkar’, represented by a stainless-steel rotating figure, signifying the decisive unity of God, a central feature of Sikh revelation. The Ek is joined at its bottom to the concrete book and Rabab. But an undefined level is represented by the open upper cap of E designed like the wingspan of a bird in glorious flight, soaring in space, radiating the joy of the cosmic song. From the horizontal - the grounded collective mode of Kirtan elevating the Sangat, immersed in the Shabad (Naam) in the book, realizing the true God and treating His creation as true and one – to the vertical this installation navigates through various stages of elevation of the human spirit. The soaring bird is a liberated being who at the same time is linked to leading an ethical life involving labour. The unique connections of the quest for liberation are lyrically composed in this installation.








Friday, July 26, 2019

UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN

UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN

Here are some paintings from my latest series
UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN 
Many friends and journalists called time to time to see the series.
















Saturday, May 14, 2016

SWARNJIT SAVI -a profile


SWARNJIT SAVI -a profile
(Poet, Painter/Sculptor, Photographer and Publisher)
Member Executive: Punjab Sahit Academy, Chandigarh.
( A literary wing of Art Council Chandigarh)

*Born : Oct. 20, 1958, Jagraon, Ludhiana ( Punjab).
* Parents: Smt. Mohinder Kaur and S. Mohan Singh
* Education: M.A. English 1981 and MA Fine Arts 1985.
*Began painting as a hobby during school days and poetry in college days during graduation.

One Man Shows: (Paintings and Photography)
* Poster Poems :
(Poster colours on paper) Held 35 one man shows of 70 “Poster Poems” based on the
Punjabi Poetry from Baba Sheikh Farid to contemporary poets from 1987 to 1990
throughout North India to mark his presence for common man against voilence of
terrorists and police.
* Desire :
(Oil on canvas) a series of 35 oil paintings:
*20-23 Feb 1997 at Thakar Art Gallery, Amritsar.
* 19-23 March 1997 at Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
* Dec. 12, 1998 to Jan. 11, 1999 at Patiala Art World, Patiala.
*'The Quest :
(Mix Media on Paper)
at Indus Ind Gallery Chandigarh from Feb. 17 to March 3, 2000.
* Leela :
(Oil on canvas)at The Mall, Ludhiana from June 2003.*
at Press Club of India 2007 *
*The Speaking Tree:
(Photographs)
from November 16-21 ,2005 at Academy of Arts and Literature
Siri fort Institutional Area ,New Delhi *
* The Dancing Lines :
Photographs
at gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana 2008
at Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh 2008 *
*NEE DHARTIYE…:
(Oil on canvas) at the Museum and Art Gallery, Punjabi University, Patiala 28 feb.
to 27 march, 2010 *
Jan.7 Feb -5, 2011 at Gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana *
* IMPRESSIONS:
(Oil on canvas) July 9-10,2011 at Ambedkar Hall, Southall, England organized by Adara Shabd. *
*EVOLUTION-II : An Instalation in Stainless Steel
(Sculpture in stainless steel) 12-12-2012 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - an
installation to mark the Evolution of Tools and Language in stainless steel at Flag Chowk.
(Size 7 ft. width x 8 ft. length x 17 ft. height)
‘SELECTED WORKS’ June 6-8, 2014 at Ambedkar Hall, Southall, UK
*UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN:
(June 13-14 2015 Toronto , Canada during World Punjabi Conference-2015}
An Exhibition of Paintings ( Oil and Natural Pigments on Canvas) depicting travels (Udasian) of
Guru Nanak Dev ji, indicating the Guru in dialogue with a different segment of society during his
40000 Miles travels.
*UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN:
(June 4-5 FRESNO ,2016 USA during World Punjabi Conference-2016  and June 16 in New York)
An Exhibition of Paintings ( Oil and Natural Pigments on Canvas) depicting travels (Udasian) of
Guru Nanak Dev ji, indicating the Guru in dialogue with a different segment of society during his
40000 Miles travels.
*UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN:
(June 23-25 -JUNE 2017 Toronto, Canada during World Punjabi Conference-2017}
*UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN:
(June 23-25 -JUNE 2017 Toronto , Canada during World Punjabi Conference-2017}
*UDASIAN BABA NANAK:
(9-16-January 2019 Museum and Art Gallery, Punjabi University Patiala. during World Punjabi Literature Conference-2019}
*UDASIAN BABA NANAK:
(1-22-November  Randhawa Art Gallery, PAU  Ludhiana. during World Punjabi Literature Conference-2019}
*UDASIAN BABA NANAK:
(8-12-November  ART Show at Dear Baba Nanak Corridor Celebrations
*IK-OMKAR & RABAB-a monument at Corridor on 550th Birthday of GURU NANAK:
(On 9th November at  Zero Point of Dear Baba Nanak- Kartarpur Sahib  Corridor Chowk- permanent art Installation is opened to the public. Representing Music-Shabad--Ikomkar the philosophy of Guru Nanak, this 31 ft. a high monument has a Rabab 5.25 ft long  Sculpture in copper and 4 other metals placed at 6 ft height with  MOOL MANTRA by Guru Nanak Dev Ji  and a text IKK BABA AKAL ROOP, DUJA RABABI MARDANA in same materials' with laser cut from sheets  is placed on both sides of 2ft x 13 ft x 21 ft RCC wall with pure white Marvel on the outer surface. The second platform is shown as open book- Shabad. On the top it has 8 ft Ekomkar in stainless steel with a motor and gearbox at the base in a box  2ft high to give it a movement of One round in 60 seconds. Link:




Participation:
*Punjab Lalit Kala Academy 1990,
* Art India, Ludhiana, 1991-1992.
*Art Heritage, Jalandhar, 1997, 1998
* Nijh World Society: Paint for Justice Nov.2012
* Dera Baba Nanak 550 Birth Year Celebrations of Guru Nanak - Exhibition of paintings and workshop Nov. 2019


Publications :
Twelve books of Poetry
*Dayrian Di Qabr Chon, 1985.
* Awaggya, 1987.1998,2013
* Dard Piadey Hon Da, 1990, 1998,2013.
*Dehi Naad, 1994. 2013.
* Kala Hashia Te Sooha Gulab, 1998.
*Kameshwari 1999. 2013.
*Desire (English) 1999. 2013.
*Aashram, 2005 , 2013.
* MAA 2008, 2013.
*Tarqheen Yudh ( Hindi)- 2012
*Kameshwari (English) -2012
* TE MAIN AYA BASS Poetry 2013
* OORI Poetry 2018
.
Translations:
*Sada Ronda Ey dil Mahia 2009 (Translation of poems by Uzbek Poetess Uktamoy Kholdrova into
Punjabi)
* Jalgeet (Translation of Telugu a long poem by N. Gopi into Punjabi)*Translated Kashmiri, Tamil, Telgu,
Bangali, Manipuri and Kannada Poetry into Punjabi for Sahitya Academy Delhi 2009- 10- 11-12
* Presented poetry in Poetry Festivals
at Delhi, Bangluru, Shimla, Hydrabad,Srinagar, Patiala and Ludhiana organized by
Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
and SAARC festival of Literature at Delhi-2010, Amritsar 2012
Represented Punjabi Language at All India Radio Poetry Symposium at Hydrabad 2014
th Broadcated in all Indian languages on 26 January 2014 from all radio stations of India
*Presented papers:
Research paper on book Amrita Shergill by Dr Tejwant Gill 2009 Art Council Chandigarh
On Maya- a novel by Surinder Neer of Jammu-n-Kashmir at Punjabi Uni. Patiala 2013
*Presentations  on Radio and TV
*Participated in more than 125 programmes ( Poery recitations, Interviews and
Discussions on Art and literature on All India Radio Jalandhar and New Delhi
*Participated in more than 175 programmes (Kavi Darbars, Interviews and Discussions
on Art and literature on Doordarshan  Jalandhar and New Delhi
* A documentary on my life (as a poet and Artist) was made by  ZEE TV and telecasted
many times in India, US and Canada.

Awards :
*Gurmukh Singh Musafir Award
Department of Languages Punjab Govt.
in 1990 and 1994
*Mohan Singh Mahir Award
From GND University, Amritsar, 1991
*Sant Ram Udasi Puraskar 1990
Janvadi Sahit Sabha, Bhadaur
*Safdar Hashmi Award 2009
Punjab Electricity Board Sahit Sabha, Patiala
* Sahit Academy, Ludhiana Award-2009
Sahit Academy, Ludhiana
* Best Poet Award-2015
World Punjabi Conference-2015 , Toronto, Canada
Worked :
*Editor-Literature and Arts, Quami Rajniti 1985-1987
*Editor-Literature and Arts The Mehram 1987 to 1990.
Edited Special issues on Punjabi Literature:
Umeed- ( Hindi Literary Monthly from Behraiech UP) Punjabi Sahit Special Issue-2001 (Edited
and Translated into Hindi)
Mehram (Monthly from Nabha) Parvasi Punjabi Sahit ank 2002



Permanent Collection on display:
* Punjabi University , Patiala at the Museum and Art Gallery,( Punjab).
* Punjabi Academy, Delhi
* Vidya Infosys, Ludhiana.
* Gwendolyn C. Harrison Indiana, USA
* Dorothy Mc Mohan Indiana, USA
* Devinder Chandan, U.K.
* Ujagar Singh Kanwal, Canada
* Uktamoy Khaldrova, Uzbekistan
* Indian Embassy in Afganistan
* Dr. S S Noor, Delhi
* Amarjit Grewal, Jatinder Preet and Amrita Chowdhry Ludhiana
* Toledo City, Philippines
* Charanjit Bath(The Saugi King) Fresno USA
*Tejwinder Brar, Nanaimo BC, Canada
* Julia Virk Surrey BC Canada
*Dr Sadhu Singh Surrey BC Canada
*Vera Canterbury, Crowley Texas USA
*Punjab Agricultral University, Ludhiana .
*Guru Granth Bhawan, Punjabi University Patiala
and many more with individual collectors.

*Into Publishing & Printing Since 1990 business in the establishment:
ARTCAVE PRINTERS
1978/2, Maharaj Nagar, Behind Circuit House, Ludhiana
Website: www.swarnjitsavi.com

Email: swarnjitsavi@gmail.com 
           swarnjit.savi@yahoo.com

Phones :
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www.poetrybysavi.blogspot.com
www.paintingsbysavi.blogspot.com
www.photosbysavi.blogspot.com


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Goden Jubillee Monument at PAU, Ludhiana by Swarnjit Savi


The Golden Jubilee Monument by 

Swarnjit Savi


The Golden Jubilee Monument by Swarnjit Savi at the PAU, Ludhiana One of the earliest defining human traits is bipedalism- the ability to walk on two legs. Man in his early stages of evolution gathered fruits for food and hunted for food, leading the life of a vagabond. Numerous years of wandering brought him to a halt on the shores of the Nile and the Indus – the places that curbed his nomad- instincts and provided him reasons enough to lead a life of the settlement. This newfound stability made him need and make tools - tools that got made from mud, rock, wood and bones. During this period of evolution, he passed through quiet emotions of fear, joy, sorrow and his expression found manifestation in symbols which years later evolved into the form of language. In his early days of the settlement, he domesticated sheep, goats, cows, elephants etc and started farming, thus becoming a farmer. Instead of gathering and hunting, he sowed wheat and millet. The evolutionary process later saw him lighting the fire and cooking food. The core of this sculpture is Plough - the most vital human tool- the symbol of that early evolutionary stage to which can be attributed the genesis of modern-day agriculture. The second important feature of the sculpture is language- in a book form- indicative of man’s evolutionary journey from symbols to words. The form of the sculpture is progressive in nature as it proceeds upwards from the plough and the wheel/ gear like structure on to the ladder of the DNA technology resulting into the shape of a wheat stalk. Engraved on the sculpture is many a tale of the journey of human evolution in the form of symbols, languages, images, coins and various forms of tools. This symbolic creation in stainless steel by artist Swarnjit Savi, in the golden jubilee year of Punjab Agriculture University, is a tribute to the immense service rendered by this premier agriculture institution in adding new dimensions to agricultural advancement.












Friday, June 15, 2012

NEW EDITIONS OF MY BOOKS


ਬਤੌਰ ਮੈਂਬਰ 'ਸੁਸਤ ਸੰਪ੍ਰਦਾਇ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲੇਖਕ/ ਕਲਾਕਾਰ', ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਘੌਲ਼ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਲਟਕ ਰਿਹਾ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਦੇ ਐਡੀਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਮਸਲਾ ਅੰਤ ਸਹੀ ਲੀਕ ਤੇ ਚੱਲ ਪਿਆ। ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਸਭ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਦੇ ਐਡੀਸ਼ਨ ਖ਼ਤਮ ਸਨ। ਸਤੀਸ਼ ਗੁਲਾਟੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਾਹਿਤਕ ਲੰਗੋਟੀਆ ਵੀ ਹੈ ਤੇ 'ਚੇਤਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨ' ਦਾ ਮਾਲਿਕ ਵੀ ਹੈ। ਉਸੇ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਸਦਕਾ ਕੁੱਲ 9 ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ 'ਚੋ 4 ਮਾਰਕਿਟ ਵਿੱਚ ਆ ਚੱਕੀਆਂ ਹਨ, ਤੇ ਬਾਕੀ 5 ਵੀ ਜੁਲਾਈ ਵਿੱਚ ਛੱਪ ਜਾਣਗੀਆਂ। ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਛੱਪ ਚੁੱਕੀਆਂ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਦੇ ਕਵਰ ਹਾਜ਼ਿਰ ਨੇ। ਇਹ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਸਭ ਪੁਸਤਕ ਵਿਕਰੇਤਾਂਵਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਅਤੇ ਚੇਤਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਤੋਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ






Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ਮੈਂ ਉਗਿਆ ਫ਼ੈਲਿਆ


ਮੈਂ ਉਗਿਆ ਫ਼ੈਲਿਆ, ਤੇ ਠੰਡੀ ਛਾਂ ਵੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ
ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕੱਟਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਪੁਲ਼ ਬਣਕੇ ਵਿਛ ਗਿਆ ਮੈਂ