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Solah Shringhar- What she wore (work in progress)

Sukanya Mani's avatar Sukanya Mani

Through cutting, transforming and installation, I re-imagine physical 2 dimensional entities to make sense of ideologies of appearance as they frame identities of women. I present my experience of growing up in India, where female adornment through mythologies and lived experiences define identity. Often, there are clear references to a body part like hair, neck and torso. At other times the patterns are abstract and disconnected and are more suggestions of emotions and sensations like touch and smell. This exhibit brings together an immersive, multi part installation that is organized by visual complexity and relationship of individual elements to each other. Large and small representative and abstract symbols establish a progression to encourage the exploration of patterns, forms and the overall theme that I consider in my work. Through engaging social commentary, my hope is to reclaim stereotypes surrounding female stories -lives that are silenced and worshiped in the same breath.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 2 inch
  • Medium: Handcut painted tyvek and watercolor paper
  • Width: 1 inch
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 6 inch