This collection of hand drawn silk-screen prints are the first in a new series of paintings and works on paper by Natasha Kumar. They are observations on the cultural roles available to women in India, and their individual and collective journey to empowerment.
In #Cosmic Change, Indian Woman is trying to find her place in the modern world set against a background of an Islamic, geometric pattern where spiritual tradition and the fast paced movement forward through the circular cosmic order are in constant flux.
Is the geometric design a deconstruction of the traditional social framework and Indian Woman is walking into a newly self defined image, a modern woman , educated and equal in her role to men or is the incomplete geometric design a negative deconstruction a symbol of Indian woman failing to assert herself and struggling to complete?
The viewer must decide.