Sunday, April 19, 2009

For women

For the last month and a half, I have been working on a publication on Indian women. It has been both exciting and nerve-wracking, as I have served as a co-writer, illustrator and graphic designer on this project.

The poster above was done at a day long workshop that was held to generate original content for our book. It is completely hand done, and I am particularly happy about the straight lines and clean finish. I've come a long way in the past few years. :)

The idea is to evoke that transition period from girl to woman, as the title suggests "Growing Up". More that anything else, I wanted to visually depict how at this time, we as women begin to see ourselves as others see us. As objects to be possessed and reshaped. I am not saying that this is the case always, but every woman has felt this way to some extent or the other. But as for this piece itself, it was therapeutic to draw and complete. Perhaps when you write your fears/feelings down on paper, they seem to become more manageable.


Bondhu said...

The Title reminds me of the Springsteen song...damn nice and colourful as usual...but i felt some more text as just unidentified forms made into patterns or textures might look nice...

still water said...

Thanks for the feedback, actually it was meant to be more evocative and present scenes/moments of the time when girls begin to 'grow' up into women. So maybe calling it a poster was not right, but anyway :)