Hello, I’m M.T. Karthik:
This is a blog and archive of my work until the age of 50.
All the photographs, videos, audio, texts, performances or installations described on this site are copyright me, the artist and author, M.T. Karthik.
Please inform me in comments if you use any image or text or really anything from here, and it would be nice if you’d credit “MTK” or “M.T. Karthik”
M. is for Madras, birthplace
T. is for Thyagarajan, father
a naming convention from where I was born: Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India
In the 40 years covered here, I became a U.S. citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India and circled the world four times. I’ve been a father for a decade and a half.
This is by far the most extensive blog I’ve ever composed.
Thanks to all visitors.
I’m lucky and happy my site gets hits from many countries around the world.
You are welcome here.
Feel free to translate and post elsewhere and credit: M.T. Karthik, MTK or @MTKsf
— M.T. Karthik, Oakland, 2012 and San Antonio, 2017
There is no why
but here’s a note on process: It was first created in 2012 for the 10th Anniversary of Fifty Foot Pine Tree Press – one of my publishing entities, b. April 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. In 2012, while creating and filling this blog with archived images of works and writings, I also blogged contemporaneously.
a sketch of how I visualized this blog before I started: