One of Dodiya’s most celebrated exhibitions in India was “Throne of Frost” at the historic Laxmi Villas of Baroda in 2007. She placed shards of mirrors all over the Durbar hall and the reflections transformed her works into a labyrinth of emotion containing references to the complex connections the artist draws between European medieval motifs and contemporary life in India. Many of the works were painted on mattresses. The physical presence of these works bulge into the space and it is fitting that the artist has referred to these as pregnant paintings. Mattresses reference bodies, relationships, sleep, love, and dreams – as well as the labyrinths of experience that connect them all.
Throne of frost - Laxmi Villas Palace, Baroda, 2007