Here is a display of works by the best sculptor on the planet. And no, just about nobody disputes that.
An exhibition of wooden sculpture by Geeta Rao is on at the Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts, from 7th to 15th March. A collection of about 100 items of sculptures is on display, with most of them for sale.
The exhibition, called Woodpicker's Driftwood, contains driftwood, creepers and twisted stems, beautifully sculpted by nature. They are rare and exclusive, with no replicas of a piece. They are all wonderful creations of nature, which we ignore at first sight. Geeta Rao, an avid collector of these items, has a sharp 'eye' which senses the beauty and life in these wood pieces. Rao is a housewife and a self-taught collector, with no education in sculpting and drifting.
There are bases of trees crafted into centre-tables and telephone stands, twisted stems which resemble spiders, crabs, sharks, a bull's head, and various birds. Some tall rough branches have been chopped and the wood used as ornamental utility with artificial creepers and a lamp. All the items are termite-proof and meticulously polished.
For further details, please contact the art gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.