If Wishes Were Cows

Glorifying women has been integral to artist Gogi Saroj Pal’s work.

Written by Sanjana Agnihotri | Published: July 23, 2013 12:03 am

Glorifying women has been integral to artist Gogi Saroj Pal’s work and her images are not devoid of the context. She melds together fantasy and myth to bring out various aspects of the status of women in society and nuances of their degradation. Currently,taking off from the Kamdhenu series,she is working on a sculpture of the wish-fulfilling cow whose head resembles a woman. For Pal,the sculpture symbolises myths and beliefs of old India. Made from fibre composite,Pal is exploring this form by altering size and adding clay. “Making a sculpture is time consuming as it goes through various stages,the clay needs to be moulded along with the Plaster Of Paris giving shape to it,then glass fibre which is the main medium is added and finally it is painted,” says the artist. The sculpture is in its finishing phase and Pal will showcase it in an exhibition in Chennai.

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