Artist Subodh Gupta: Very Hungry God
Like most children of India in the little village of Bihar, Subodh Gupta grew up carrying a tiffin pot (a three-tiered tin) containing his lunch. Unlike his peers, he became a world class artist and used those same tiffin pots to create Very Hungry God (pictured left).
Many of Gupta's sculptures are made with cooking utensils and other mundane, common household items.
His life is an honest-to-goodness story of rags to riches full of determination, conflict, and even a shady plot point to keep you interested.
I'd send you to the artist's website, but he doesn't appear to have one. Granted, I'm a bit pressed for time today so I didn't dig too far down in my search.
For those of you who wish to know more about the artist, I suggest reading an article written by Tara Kilachand on www.livemint.com.
Visual art takes time. It took me four years to reach somewhere to change, and in between I made so much not good art. When you lose something and become empty, something new comes out.