Sacred Vanity

About the Series

The inspiration for this series was my fascination with the various permutations of mother goddess in the Indian culture, where physical beauty and adornment only serve to reinforce the perception of women as objects of beauty and desire. In these paintings, I celebrate the multifaceted nature of modern-world women by using images that range from the macabre to fertility juxtaposed with glitter, fabric, sequins and crystals. It emphasizes that surface color and decorations are as integral to a woman’s life as the deep-seated need to give birth and nurture life.