"I had always been inspired by idealistic mode of expression. My bronze sculptures are a journey of my 'Rite of passage' from childhood to womanhood." Shanta studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts M.S.University Baroda from 1995-2001 a university of immense repute. She worked under the guidence of Prof. Dhruv Mistry and Prof.Raghav Kaneria both of whom are acclaimed scruptors. She is a first class graduate from Sculpture Department and completed her Masters Degree in 2001. She has many awards to her credit and she has exhibited her work at leading Art Galleries in India. Many of her works are pride possession of some of well known Corporates and Art Galleries
Shanta’s Bronze creations are like poetry, depicting the innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood
This sculpture “Nayika” is an outstanding work by artist Shanta Samanta. Shanta is a young dynamic sculpturist who creates women forms beautifully crafted in her bronze pieces. You can see her works wearing anklet, bracelet, nose ring, ear ring or just admiring its own reflection in the mirror, or waiting for her beloved. This sculpture showcase a youthful zeal of life, filled with innocence. The first stage is the making of the armature. Next is applying wax on the armature and create a whole form. Once the form is complete, artist take a mold. Inside the mold the wax is melted and is made hollow. Then she melt the metal and pour it inside the mold. This is a very long process. It uses machines to do the finishing. After the finishing the she does batteration.