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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.

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