Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Manisha Gera Baswani
October 13, 2012 – November 10, 2012
Artworks in Exhibition
the current show, spanning 2007- 09, has been inspired from her travels to mandu, jaisalmer , jerusalem and egypt.
nature for her is the primal force .it had been confined into tight parameters and insets in her earlier works .however in the current tea water series, she lets nature flow, to regally become all-pervading.
man’s entry into these scapes becomes deferential and nature yields to such transgressions with benign grace.
for manisha experiences are episodical – threaded together by a language, personalized through memories, beliefs and values .her works too are reflective of distinct phases of her life, each a separate chapter of an ongoing odyssey.
the works done in the last two years amongst the large body of works that spans a 6 year tenure, at the show, take us through one such chapter of her life where she is seen juggling between the roles of an artist and homemaker. balance for her is key and the more balls she juggles, the more likely she is to drop one.
a new process of re-calibration begins for her every time she feels she is exiting her ‘centre’. these works are an intimate peep into her life as an artist, wife, mother and homemaker.