I wanted to explore the ethical potential of art through the portrayal of polluted slums and their dishevelled dwellers, making visible the struggles of victims of inequality. Easily recognised images of slums and starved individuals are alluded to in order to provoke compassion. These issues of humanity are simply presented in order to reflect the lives of billions of individuals who should be on the forefront of the global psyche. The fragility and immorality of our modern civilisation is coupled with the strength of impoverished individuals. The grouping of the printed faces suggests that together these individuals can form a movement for change.
Influencing artists: Käthe Kollwitz, Hema Upadhyay