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Spirit of Smoke

The work Spirit of smoke is a constant reminder of our current human state.
The work borrows its name from Dhumavati; representing one of the forms of Kali (Hindu Goddess) as the goddess of poverty, frustration, and despair. A truly oppressed majority human condition of the century that most of the time cannot surface under the banner of development. A collection of 5 black spherical clay forms placed above a satin pillow is an attempt to find abstract representation of dogmas, ‘socio-cultural, religious and political’ (gender, inequality, poverty; materialistic, ritualistic and expectations) and our over indulgence and irresponsible behavior towards ones surrounding and nature were also expressed through the works developed. Broadly the ideas of ‘spiritual & material’ and ‘divine and earthly’ were explored.