The ritualistic application of bindis - functioning both as membrane and material, as skin and surface, as leitmotif and language - on mirrors has been a growing trend in Bharti Kher's work. And so has been the shattering of them. Extending like riffs to the edges, these cracks are then sheathed, or one may even say healed, by the artist in a layer of bindis - the proverbial third eye - thus expounding the notion of reflection inherent in her choice of viewing devices as a surface. In Kher, there is an acknowledgement that the "who are we" question has been probed ever since Narcissus gazed into his pool of water mirrors. But her point of departure from the ancient Greeks is the belief that by gazing into this dualist surface one can transform into something else - into another being, another eye, even another work of art.
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