Depicting human emotions with discarded wood logs

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:31, Aug 07,2017

 
 

A visitor at the exhibition.— Snigdha Zaman

Eminent artist and freedom fighter Ferdousy Priyabhasini, who has been making sculptures with discarded wood logs for the past 43 years, is presenting 76 such sculptures in her ongoing 13th solo at Shilpangan Art Gallery in Dhanmondi.
The displayed sculptures of the exhibition titled ‘Megher Sangi’ features different human emotions such as love, patriotism, protest and others by modifying wood logs and by tinting those with different colours.
Since she has not curved on the woods, the experimental artworks might appear nothing but some tinted logs laying on the floor. But, if someone stares at those with varying looks of curiosity and intensity, can relate with the themes of the artworks.
One of such sculptures titled Sonali Kanya appears just a tinted log at the first view. But, a closer look on the textures that Ferdousy has created by modifying the log gives the meaning of the work—image of a woman.
In another work, Bhalobasa, Ferdousy depicts a child in the lap of a caring mother.
But some of her sculptures are realistic in style. In her two life-size artworks, Sajano Bagan 2 and Sajano Bagan 3, Ferdousy presents frontal views of houses with live carnation plants grown in wooden trays attached with the artworks.
In Aporanhe Nouka, Ferdousy depicts three boats with boatmen on board.
The exhibition, which begun on August 4, will remain open for till August 18.  

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