The drawings are highly symbolic in that they illustrate scenes from everyday life, from anecdotal myths and from the epics. Mithila drawings were originally wall and floor drawings made by village women on the mud walls of typical village homes. These drawings were periodically washed away by rains and thus had to be continuously re-done.
Her works are examples of how an Indian village artist attempts to mythologize the great contemporary urban symbols of our time. In these paintings Ganga Devi transforms the ordinary commonplace images of hotel facades, motor cars, national flags, ticket-booths, roller-coasters, and people carrying shopping bags into imaginary and ‘fantastic’ objects.