This work from the series ‘Unborn’ by Anju Acharya (b.1992) illustrates a realistically rendered fish on rice paper.
The fish appears to be preparing to give birth. The overarching themes in Acharya’s series ‘Unborn’ are birth, death, and decay. She draws on her personal pregnancy experience. She considers how this connects her to all the female species in the cosmos who go through the same birthing process, fraught with doubts, anxiety, agony, and inexplicable emotions.
Anju believes in the endless interconnections between one creature and all others. Her art attempts to empathise with and express the emotions of other organisms.
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Periodundated, 21st century
MediumWatercolour, ink and collaged rice paper on cartridge paper
DimensionsH: 31 cm x W: 23.4 cm
Accession No.2019.40.3 (3)
Genre: Modern & Contemporary Art