Piyali Sadhukhan’s works deal with multiple layers of social, political and gender issues. The works that are part of ‘Material Metaphor’ deals with some intriguing subject matter that questions the current socio-political climate of our contemporary time. It is as if we are seen as a mere ensemble of limbs and other body parts, identified with numbers rather than names. In a time when surveillance has become a state apparatus to keep an eye on individuals, whose life has become a factual data for the authority to create stronger governance over the citizens. Hence The limbs and other parts of our body personify the nameless, faceless identity of an individual who becomes a mere information with numbers and codes. Living in a society where there is a problematic distance between the state and the people; where the identity of ‘we’, the people, is a matter dependent on some document. She penetratingly comments on contemporary political and social climate in our time where she uses diverse material and process to invoke a sense of physicality that is infused with critical political and social sensibility .