“goddess to victim”
artist: meenakshi sharma . “the indian perception of women has always been swung between two extremes. in the form of a ‘mythological’ goddess, she is worshipped. in reality, however, her benevolence is taken as the basis for her to be submissive and sacrificing.
. “more than often, women are victims of suppression and abuse. through this painting, i tried to bring out this dichotomy.
. “for me, every woman or girl is maa (mother) kaali - who can be both a creator and a destroyer.” - letter from the artist.
this is the most striking and powerful gift from a beautiful friend and artist. meenakshi, your art and your words are a brilliant extension of your soul, the souls of indian women, and their ancestors. i’m proud to display it on my wall. it has found a home here and i’m grateful you bestowed it upon me. thank you for being an endless champion of women, you inspire me ❤️ #art#indian#indianart#indianartists#painting#paintings#indianpainting#indianpaintings#delhi#delhiart#delhiartist#womanart#womanartist#goddess#maakali