This composition in watercolour on wasli paper is by artist Varunika Saraf (b. 1981).
Varunika Saraf believes that the only means of combating societal prejudices, bigotry, and discrimination is through the power of love. This work is inspired by the poem “Love is contraband in Hell” written by Assata Shakur(b. 1947), an American civil rights activist:
“Love is contraband in Hell, cause love is an acid that eats away bars. But you, me, and tomorrow hold hands and make vows that struggle will multiply. The hacksaw has two blades. The shotgun has two barrels. We are pregnant with freedom. We are a conspiracy.”
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Title"Love Is Contraband in Hell"
MediumWatercolour on Wasli backed with cotton textile
DimensionsH:170 cm x W:190 cm
Genre: Modern & Contemporary Art