Draupadi taking Birth from Fire Sacrifice
40 x 40 cm
Watercolor, Gouache, and Gold Foil on Paper
Born from fire, Draupadi has a singular relationship to fire, this is not a hostile substance, but rather her tamed essence.
Draupadi is seen as a visceral, liminal character and an assiduous shapeshifter: a reluctant polyandrist, rebel, rape survivor, comrade, demon slaughteress, prostitute, boundary goddess, firewalker, and a perfect vessel for the collective unconscious, its undercurrent sentiments, and the abject.
Draupadi is used as a probe to explore society’s shadow.