Ganapati Hegde's artworks portray the rapturously green and radiant landscape of coastal Karnataka, where he grew up. There is an undercurrent of fable-like storytelling that enlivens each work, compelling a viewer to unravel its varied perspectives. With an obvious affinity for flora and fauna, he weaves natural elements together into ecstatic collages, formed by the playful juxtaposition of elements to create a bigger entity. In some works, the entities are reminiscent of various Indian gods and goddesses in a symbolic representation. In others, an animal might take centre stage in the visual allegory. The stance and attitude of the animal usually reflects human behaviour in a metaphorical manner.