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In my work ‘Sita’s Escape’, I have created an enactment of cultural memory. Ingrained in the Indian collective consciousness is the character of Sita, the esteemed standard setter for wifely and “womanly” virtues. The mythological Sita endures an arduous life in unyielding devotion to her husband and his family, thus gaining her status in divinity. This work explores the internalization and perpetuation of this cultural concept of ideal womanhood in our culture and psyches.

Sita's Escape #2
Sita's Escape #2
C Print
21.75 x 36 inches