Kakkothi - Sea Shell Exhibhition by Sreeja Vijayakumar at tEnte Bhoomi Art Center
Kakkothi - Sea Shell Exhibhition by Sreeja Vijayakumar at Ente Bhoomi Art Center from 01 March to 13th March 2021
Self-taught artist Sreeja Vijaykumar's latest exhibition — also called Kakkothy — uses seashells and feathers as a medium of expression. Kakkothy, the iconic character from the 1988 film Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal, was a free spirit who wore large beads around her neck and feathers in her hair. Director, Editor Dubbing Artist Vijay Menon inaugurated the event. Biju Mangalath, Ente Bhoomi Art Center Owner Krishnadas Menon, Nyle Nycil Thomas felicitated the event.
The highlight of ‘Kakkothy’ is a model of the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodangallur, the oldest mosque in India, with features of regional architecture. The model required nearly 10 kilos of shells and took two months to be aesthetically collated. Two other models are of the Padmanabhaswamy temple and the Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur. The distinctive feature of the models is the craftsmanship involved: the shells are first sifted, segregated on the basis of size, shape and colour and then placed artistically in the sculpture frame.
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