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The knots are many, 

but the thread is one

Mrinalini Mukherjee Sculpture 

BY Deepak Ananth

MRINALINI MUKHERJEE, Van-Raga II, 1991-94, hemp, 240 x 265 x 102 cm. Photograph Ranjit Singh.

The knots are many, but the thread is one.’1 The lessons of this wisdom will have to await the attempt at a textual unravelling of Mrinalini Mukherjee's work, undertaken with something of the same patience with which her sculptures in hemp fibre have been wrought. The material she uses and the technique of knotting to which it is subject already…

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