Image by Leonardo Da Vinci.
My meeting and supervisions have been going really well. I am moving in the right direction and my work is becoming more focused and my RD1 has taking shape. I have been asked by one of my supervisors on 19th of March, what artists I am inspired by in terms of sculpture.
This question really got me thinking. As my work has shifted to a more figurative style, at the moment I don’t really know who really inspires me apart from Leonardo Da Vinci. His drawings, paintings and sculpture are just incredible. I have become fascinated with his images of embryos.
I guess as I have grown with my work, what inspires me has changed, although Da Vinci has always been a favorite of mine. A lot of other artist in the past that have inspired me have been:
Chila Kumari Burman
To name a few. But something seems to have quietly shifted as I am drawn back to things that once inspired me in my younger years. I once a gain fee drawn to the Old Masters. That sense of awe in the magnificence of combining traditional skills of drawing and sculpting with a concept.
Talk on the 21st March
The talk on the 21st of March went exceptionally well. Again it was interesting when I shared my experience of being a female and growing up with negative comments in the community surrounding the birth of girls – how many others related to this issue and share their stories.
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Am doing a talk. All welcome. x
Photo by me.
Khanda arrangement by Sundeep Singh.
It has been an interesting few weeks. I did a talk in Canterbury at the University of Kent for the Sikh Society (29th of March 2012) about women and Sikhism. This was my second talk of this kind, the last was at Central Gudwara Manchester (26th March 2011). Through the talks and general discussions, it is becoming increasing apparent how relevant the issues surrounding women/girls that I researching. Some of the issues that affected me 10 years ago, also affect the youth (next generation) of today. I had an amazing discussion with a young women just this week about her experience of being a female in South Asian Punjabi culture. The parallels with her and my own experience was unbelievable. I also showed her my work in progress. Which was the first time any Sikh person has seen the work. It was good to get a positive response and I felt inspired that I was on the right track.