In the painting we can see 2 girls in the water, there is one on the left, we can see her back and the back of her head, she is not wearing clothes, has long black hair and her arms are extended and barely touching the water, she is inside the water. On the right there is another girl, we can see her face. She is looking down to the water, her right hand is holding part of her hair while her left arm is up and her left hand on top of her head holding more hair. The background is a lake, the water is green and behind both girls are purple waterlillies with 5 flowers and bees flying around the central flower.
The water lily has a special place in Sangam Literature and tamil poetics, where it is considered symbolic of the grief of separation.
“As an artist I try to present to the viewers situations and scenarios that question them, that force them to face their own interpretation of what they see. To do this, I paint characters and scenarios, in a realistic style, where certain elements, actions and colors hide a veil of mystery that can open doors for the viewers to feel captivated. In this sense, my work has a certain dreamlike reminiscence. Nevertheless, I prefer to use a realistic technique because it allows me to portray with detail and fidelity the inner world of my characters and their emotions. Throughout my practice I have decided to focus on the exploration of female characters since I relate to their sensitivity and I think they maintain a deeper connection with the realm of the occult and cryptic. It is also a way to explore and portray myself and my life experiences, for I recognize that I see myself in some of the women I paint. Every time I develop and finish a piece I am trying to open a door to explore myself and I want the spectators to do the same when they face my paintings.”
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