WISHFUL THINKING

Watercolor / Diorama / Found Object / Mirror / Postcard 

 
 

A strong woman is sometimes strongly fed up

A strong woman is at times strongly rageful

A strong woman is on occasion deeply sorrowful 

 

Beloved Shakti,

teach me in this unbearable now about the cosmic dance of creation / destruction 

we are so much more aware of destruction, so asleep to creation 

Teach us in this now, what we need to know 

 

For strong women are strongly prepared to grow. 

 

Lata Mani - Poetics of Fragility

 

The opening sequence of Angela Davis reciting the words "A Strong Woman" really resonated with me as a young woman living in the context of present day India. In being perceived as a sexual object as one walks home from the bus stop, a strong woman is sometimes strongly fed up. In wanting to take action when your body is intruded upon, a strong woman is at times strongly rageful. In hearing the stories of the women around me living in injustice with no hope of resolution, a strong woman is on occasion deeply sorrowful. What inspired me most to create this diorama were the lines "for strong women are strongly prepared to grow." As with this struggle of existing as the secondary, there is immense strength that can be drawn from the possibility of facilitating growth. Knowing that even though we may be confined in our bodies in this society, that our frustration and urge to strengthen our resolve can never be contained. 
 

 

Strong Women. Watercolour. Diorama. 

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Gender Bender. Paper-cut in found box.

A possible solution to the objectification of women. Paper-cut.

 

A Sun of Solipsism. Acrylic on Mirror. 5ft x 5 ft metal frame. 

 
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Unconcious. wall mural. 7ft x 5 ft.