Images of goddesses and gods, slivers of daily life from times gone by, birds and flowers…themes like these and more are the mainstay of all art created by Kolkata-based painter and print-maker Dithi Mukherjee. With Kolkata as her muse, she paints using bold lines and forms and vibrant hues of red, green and yellow. Attempting to capture the rich cultural heritage of the city, the artworks depict deities, visual translations of the songs of Rabindranath Tagore, the sun setting on the Ganges and the Hibiscus in full bloom. What started in 2008 as a means to connect with her homeland became the focus of life as interest in her work kept growing. Everything to do with the city of Kolkata, the surroundings of her studio in Kalighat and imaginings of an earlier era motivate the artist to capture the character of the city before it homogenizes and loses its flavor.