Aug 25, 2013

The Wildings Festival: Part 2

A few months ago, I participated in Mirror of the Open Road, an exhibition of works by 23 artists as part of The Wildings Festival in London.

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It been over one hundred years since the suffragettes fought for the right to vote. The world can change many times over in that sort of time. But for some reason, an idea as simple as women's rights is still an ongoing struggle in many countries, including India.

The voices and actions of many women over several years has brought us where we are today, slightly better than our predecessors. Yet we still seem to be fighting the same battles. On the streets. At work. At home. These are vignettes of some of those everyday fights I see around me, where I live.

The three pieces take inspiration from the colours of the suffragette movement – purple, white and green – and re-imagine what they might mean in today's world.

'Privilege'
'Purity'
'Body'
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Mixed media (gouache, photo inks, pencil and pen) / 18.8 x 27.7cm

1 comment:

bijuneYYan said...

Great images Shreya!