Shifting Perspective By Anushka Nair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This work deals with women’s inner conflict with body image. The figure refuses to look at herself, disinterested in her appearance and unwilling to accept it. But she spots an escape to her conflict – she spots knowledge and wisdom, a book at her feet. I believe knowledge, learning about one’s own issue and hearing other perspectives and anec- dotes, breeds empathy, eliminates judgment, and instead promotes the embracing of what makes one unique. I painted this piece with my own struggles with body image in mind, where I faced a lot of external criticism on my appearance and my style of dress- ing, as a way to reflect on how I once had much difficulty accepting myself as I was, and what it took to finally get to that final step of acceptance.  –Anushka Nair

 

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