Gujarat-based Neha Thakar works with ice blocks. She either freezes them herself into sculptures or uses ink and chisel to create patterns and explore abstract concepts. This leads to a fascinating phenomenon — as the initial structure melts it decreases in volume, transforms itself, and eventually disappears. Art becomes ephemeral and experiential. The audience participates in her understanding of these icy structures as she installs them in public places. Their experience, along with Thakar’s, is dependent on time. The message seems to be that life is short and leaves behind only traces of memories.