Shikha Baheti

The drawings are analogous to my experiences of being a woman and a mother. I have abstracted and deconstructed the profile of the flower to challenge the stereotypical notion of grace and decorum that they are associated with and reinforce their attributes of freedom, chaos and wildness. When viewed from afar, we usually see a bush or a blob of colors in a background of leaves. It's never a floral composition but an act of optimizing placement to maximize its chances of flourishing by pollination. I use black ink to underline the essence of the subject and not the evident aesthete.