This sculpture really appeals to me; it combines textiles, scale, colour and internal/external qualities. I think its a really interesting piece.
'Bharti Kher references magical beasts, mythical monsters and allegorical tales ... the blue sperm whale is one of the worlds largest animals. Unable to find sufficient scientific documentation about its anatomy, Kher invented the appearance of the whales heart... Created in fibreglass, the artist has decorated the enormous heart and protruding veins and arteries with different coloured bindis.'
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today. Picture by Picture Guide.
See it at the Saatchi.