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Goddess update...

Dibyendu Dey and Purnendu Dey have been working hard in Oriel 1 and a great deal has been accomplished in the last couple of days. The hay structures of Durga (along with the lion she is sitting on and the buffalo demon), Ganesh, Lakshmi, Sarasvati and Kartikeya are pretty much complete and Sarasvati even has the beginnings of her musical instrument! ('m not sure at the moment if it's a sitar or a veena, but will let you know!)

 

Visitors to the gallery have been enjoying watching the artists at work and Anuradha Roma Choudhury, the interpreter for the project, is on hand to chat to everyone about the work and the iconography behind it. Make sure you come by and have a look!

 

The artist Dibyendu Dey weaving wire and hay to form a head
The artist Dibyendu Dey weaving wire and hay to form a head

 

Kartikeya

 

Lion

 

The Goddess Durga, her lion, and the buffalo demon formed from straw and wire
The Goddess Durga, her lion, and the buffalo demon formed from straw and wire

 

 

Ganesh

 

Ganesh

 

ganesh head (detail)

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