Caged in a Monotone
Charcoal on paper
Caged in a Monotone is another series of drawings, where I have attempted to unravel another aspect of being a woman. It is ambivalent in nature, as it depicts women seated on a chair, attempting to strike a pose. Paradoxically, they are posing for nothing, into the nothingness of life and are unaffected by it! I’ve tried to show often how quiet and indifferent women become when their ways of living are made monotonous by social rules of ‘what a woman should be and should do’. They become the very furniture of my canvas, reproducing their colorless life.
While in the process, I discovered that they were like statues, grounded into their emptiness, and posing the very vacuum in their lives. To me, they seemed to be the opposite of everything pleasant that a woman stands for. They were devoid of beauty and did not possess a sense of fertility, or an element of womanhood anymore!(2008-2009 worked in Mumbai,India)
September 12, 2008
September 11, 2011
silence, woman, Caged in a Monotone, void of life, iceblue
Chai South wow. I tend to respond viscerally when I see art in any form. Then I engage what intellect I have and ask what is it about the piece I like? The statement you wrote wow me. The piece says a lot in the position of the subject, the slight slump, the edge of attention in the subject juxtaposed with passivity and and well ok I really like the work. the piece really works!
October 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
Bas van Wieringen Hi, I voted for you! I really like your drawing! Good luck in the competition!
I'm also in the showdown, IF you like my work you can vote me back!
marvin elliott I Loved you drawing and voted for it. I'm sure by your stance in highlighting some of the many injustices that are part of many womens lifes, you have hopefully started a small force for change. I voted for you very early on, the very best for the showdown.
October 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Faraz Falahi manam kheili kareto dos dashtam va behesh ray dadam,faghat yekam dir daram vasat cm mizaram..:) movafagh bashi