October 20, 2021

Blithe Spirit

 
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Menon, Dimpy.  Blithe Spirit. 2017. Bronze Sculpture. Jagriti
Artist’s Note
Blithe Spirit embodies the joy of performance. The sculpture can be viewed from various levels, from above and below, as one enters the foyer. It uses the entire space as its stage. The suspended figure expresses a myriad of emotions and an attitude of owning all that it surveys. The spirit of Jagriti inspired Blithe Spirit.
 

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Dimpy Menon

About the Artist 
Dimpy Menon is the first Indian sculptor to win the Lorenzo il Magnifico Bronze Award at the Florence Biennale. Dimpy has been called a “Natural” by World Sculpture magazine which said, “She captures the graceful, acrobatic movements of the human body with rare sensitivity.”
Dimpy has had over 50 exhibitions in India and abroad.
www.dimpymenonsculpture.com

Dimpy’s ‘Blithe Spirit’
This flowing stillness
Bewitches our hearts,
What can we compare
With Dimpy’s art?

Shy spots of sunshine
Scurry about to hide,
The stars and the moon
Peep in from outside.

There look! He dances
In unreined delight,
Dazzling by day,
Luminous at night

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Poile Sengupta
9 January, 2017

 

(L-R) Arundhati Raja, Dimpy Menon & Jagdish Raja