Lajja Mehta

In her printmaking artworks, the artist explores thematic concepts connected with the penal body parts of the phallus and vagina as a metaphor for deep feelings, experiences and observations which have marked her life. She works with different techniques such as woodcut, viscosity, linocut, etching, and mezzotint, often beginning with the shape of the wood being the first source of inspiration for the composition. Her artworks are also adorned with patterns and designs to bring rhythm to the works as well as symbolize deeper elements. The symbolic behavior of these body parts is especially apparent in their presence in Hinduism as a representation of the divine process of creation and regeneration.