Hidden Wounds

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Hidden Wounds

Chunni, yarn/thread, needle, printmaking transfer sheet.

This piece depicts the idea of sexually harassed and abused women. This is shown by the use of my material and the meaning of my quote, “She’s aesthetically alluring, don’t let them play with it and keep it enduring.” I created a traditional henna design in the illuminated manuscript because the Bengali and Indian culture is a part of my identity. I stitched my quote on a traditional Indian scarf called the chunni because this garment covers a womans head to show respect and modesty.

Internal Emotions

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Internal Emotions

Plywood board, acrylic paint, metal, nails, cloth, ink, texture paint, plastic, glue.

This is one of my more abstract pieces. This piece is an artistic representation of my feelings and mental state when I feel anxiety, anger, frustration or any negative emotion. I decided to freely experiment and use material and throw it on this board.

Dependency

Here is my art piece that I installed in my art exhibition last year.

Image taken by me
Image is taken by me.

Dependency

Matches, bandages, Fish Oil pills, knives, red solo cups, wooden panels, spray paint, acrylic paint, tack glue.

My piece illustrates the idea of abuse with the use of three-dimensional repeated objects. The objects signify different types of abuse: matches and pills represent drug abuse, mini red solo cups reveal alcoholism and knives symbolize self-harm. The bandages are a metaphor for the act of covering up abuse or eventually healing it. Throughout this piece I used a Mandela effect, which is a technique often used in art therapy because of its balance in symmetry. Artist Tara Donavon influenced my piece as she uses dramatic three-dimensional repeated objects.