Tangled in the man-made, this work is a frustration with, and at the same time a plea for the preservation of good stewardship, and a sustained nurture of hope in the reality of rapid uncertain changes in home via modes of migration.
The work plays on the idea of harshness of displacement from a woman’s point of nurture, via the material references to a “nest” in handwoven stainless steel, and the desperate insertion of wooden eggs of nesting, settling, and birthing. The stark embedment of contrasts of the materials and their symbolisms, is also an artist’s plea to respond to the current ecological crises, while one engages in the liminal space between the natural and man-made.
16 Feb- 20 March 2010 @ Gallery BMB “HER WORK IS NEVER DONE”. Curator: Bose Krishnamachari
Nisha Mathew Ghosh/ Aishwarya Laxmi/ Alison Byrnes/ Charmi Gada Shah/ Dia Mehta/ Gitanjali Rao/ Blank Noise and Jasmeen Patheja/ Leena Kejriwal/ Nadini Valli Muthiah/ Nivedita Deshpande/ Poorna Rajpal/ Shilpa Chavan/ Sonia Jose
Material: Stainless steel wire, wood, lacquer, plywood, paint