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Thrissur: Making a world of paintings out of sea shells

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 18, 2019, 3:49 am IST
Updated Sep 18, 2019, 3:49 am IST
A replica of the western entrance tower of Vadakkumnathan Temple has also been made out of shells at the show.
Sreeja Kalappurakkal at her 'shell art' show in Thrissur
 Sreeja Kalappurakkal at her 'shell art' show in Thrissur

Thrissur: Artist Sreeja Kalappurakkal, who is known for doing painting making use of feathers and special stones by blending them with colours on her canvas, has come up with her 'Shell Art' exhibition by using different kinds of sea shells which she had collected from across the world.

The artist who used acrylic on the small and huge sea shells had put up for show nearly 150 frames in the recently concluded exhibition at Kerala Lalithakala Akademi's art Gallery here.

 

A replica of the western entrance tower of Vadakkumnathan Temple has also been made out of shells at the show.

Sreeja said that she was aiming to set a Limca Book of Records with her show."

I have used several themes associated with nature in my frames and the shells which I have fixed on the canvas gives me ample opportunity give expressions to my themes associated with different moods of nature," says Ms Kalappurakkal who resigned from her job of a fine arts teacher from a leading school in Thrissur to become a full-time artist.

In a frame at the show, she had drawn birdlings standing in a line and opening their mouths seeking food by subtly using the dimension of the shell revealing the simplicity and the charm of her 'Shell Art'.

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Location: India, Kerala, Thrissur




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