Khageshwar Rout, Study of things, Ridge Gourd Wild, Teracotta, 48 x 20 x 18 inches, 2016
“The inside structures of vegetables, flowers, pods and seeds fascinate me more than their external features because, the former generates greater elements of surprise and curiosity than the latter. Whenever I disect, peel or split a natural object and place them against light, the veins and multiple layers of membrane attract me. I try to understand the structural and logical growth, and also the hidden traits of natural substance. I express these characteristics through my sculpture and drawing in a naturalistic manner.
I prefer to work with clay because of its ability to respond even to the slightest effort to express my feeling.”