A child reaches out to a paper boat with colourful toys being pushed by a tiny stick figure. The scene is from artist
Gayatri Mehta’s childhood-themed exhibition Above Everything that was recently displayed at the Jehangir Art Gallery. The art is accessible and vivid, and the mood is one of joy and exhilaration.
The artist elaborates on what she sought to convey with her playful work. “When the children have their peers and their play, they are above everything. The innocence, fascination and ignorance of childhood are gone from our lives, and we miss it because of our competitive nature and the want to gain and perpetuate what we have. Children make and break and enjoy doing both. It