Art today has become very symbolical due to the conjunction of various cultural beliefs, individual creative imagination, modern technologies and socio-political issues .My art is also influenced by such intricate amalgamation.
In the exhibition, “In-between uncommon factors”, I have attempted to depict unification between various unrelated factors such as ant and the concept of Hindu god with our social issues .I chose ant primarily because I find it very disciplined and as hard working as human or even more than humans. On the other hand, since it is tiny insect, the ant also gave me a feeling how ephemeral and insignificant actually life is of all the living existence .However, when the ant is positioned vertically its form reminds us of Hindu deities because of its six arms. The concept of god in the domain of human civilization has always been a matter of great significance .Therefore; I wanted to conjunct this rare idea of important and unimportant into one shape depicting ants in the form of god.
In order to create these sculptures I have incorporated paper mache technique with traditional methods. Paper mache is very light in weight but because of coloring, texture and application method it appears bold and weighty.
Sheelasha Rajbhandari, 2010.