"All existence in India begins with "Mitti," translated as earth, clay, mud, and terracotta. It is the most primal substance, that of which the world is fashioned. Mitti is the earth upon which humanity is born and lives. The food that sustains them. Mitti is used to make the walls and roofs of his house; the vessels they use for carrying, storing , washing, cooking , eating, and worshipping ;
Everything has a soul in India: humans & animals, plants & rocks, earth & water. All is in a state of movement. Of birth and death. Clay, then, is the symbol of transition, of cycles of change, of impermanence and regeneration. Its plasticity makes it simple to use, it is accessible everywhere, and its fragility ensures its constant renewals. In India, the creation.destruction.and recreation of clay into useful forms is constant. in a land as ancient as this subcontinent. Civilizations are layered one upon the other. The dust of one person becomes the ground for the next. The material for today's clay vessel is composed of a mixture of untold generations of other vessels, recent and ancient."
- Stephen P. Huyler
- Fri, 24 FebEmami Art24 Feb, 5:00 pm – 15 Apr, 5:00 pmEmami Art, Kolkata Center For Creativity, Anandapur, Adarsha Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700100, India
- Fri, 10 FebAorang Studio10 Feb, 10:00 am – 14 Feb, 5:00 pmAorang Studio, 5b, Balaram Bose 1st Ln, Jadubabur Bazar, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020, India
- Thu, 15 DecGallery Sanskriti15-Dec-2022, 11:00 am – 30-Jan-2023, 7:00 pmGallery Sanskriti, 2H, Alipore Ave, Gopal Nagar, Chetla, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027, India