How can I define 'Woman'? Who is she? What does she represent? There are so many wonderful qualities that a woman possesses. How do I encompass them in a single painting? These questions led to some deep thinking. As a result this painting has emerged. It portrays many venerable qualities of a woman. To understand and appreciate who a woman is and the pivotal role she plays in the society, read the story behind the product. Be sure to see this short video that explains the painting. https://www.facebook.com/100002521764716/videos/3685750721518950/
Every time I create a work of art,it is like a problem solving exercise. I had to think hard how would I depict all the wonderful qualities of a woman in my painting.
This painting shows the woman at the centre of creation. She is at the centre of her family. In fact, she is the glue that holds the family together. Click here to see the short video that gives explanation about this painting.
In the middle of the painting, yousee a symbol of 'Om', which is a symbol of divinity. She is divinity personified. The light of her soul lights up the world around her. She has the planning and endurance of a bird that flies thousand of kilometres non stop to accomplish her mission. She is passionate about what matters to her. She is abundance and prosperity. Like a flower she brings the beauty and fragrance inlife. She is gentle like a flower and yet she has the strength and resolve to overcome mountains of challenges. She is the life-giving and life-sustainingsource like water. Her hands shape the future. She sacrifices her all for her family because that is what she lives for. But that is not where it ends. Her kindness, love and compassion are the beauty of her soul that draws in everyone in her circle of life.
For me, if there was one woman who embodied all of these qualities, that was my mother. She is largely responsible for shaping be into the person that I am today.
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.
Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.
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