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is astounding, melding craft, high concept, and humor with the consequences of pressing Modernism through the sieve of traditional Indian cultural forms. Her sculptures are overtly sensual, referencing aspects of human sexuality and the fecundity of nature. Both simple and complex, they play at the boundaries between abstract and figurative, artificial and natural. Despite the fact that her titles are mostly in Sanskrit and the subjects thematically derived from vernacular Indian temple adornment and the Hindu pantheon, her work is entirely secular. Rather than faith, it radiates a formal language deeply inflected by sensuality. Mukherjee imbued her forms with the same emotions evoked by the traditional sculptures of Vedic deitiesshe had no inhibitions about moving her work into the realm of the uncanny.