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Things we skip!

Year 2019-20

This work is part of the series “Thinks We Skip” where my intention was to put some light on the predicament faced by women and children during the pandemic in Bangladesh and India. The lack of materials during the pandemic led me to search for alternative materials to work with from my surroundings. I gathered leftover flowers from the local temple that were used in ritual (puja) to please God. Every day, I saw flowers being offered for puja in the temple beside my home. I felt some connection with those leftover flower: a metaphorical link of the condition of the victims those are being offered by the sake of patriarchal system.  I assembled those used flowers and kept them on paper for being processed. I used other available organic colors such as coffee, flower stain, Aalta, etc to narrate the story.

The song by sex pistols:

We’re the flowers in the dustbin
We’re the poison in your human machine

We’re the future your future
God save the queen
We mean it man
And there is no future……

Hence, if we throw the flower in the dustbin, it will rot but if we keep it in our book, it becomes part of our memory or something wonderful. It depends on where we are keeping the pieces.

In this series, I assembled, made connections, and layered

one story with another, one truth with the other…