Artist: Naznin Virji-Babul (NV-B)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Title and Medium:
“Woman Making Roti” (2003), Terracotta, appx. 11 inches
“Struggle” (2007), Terracotta, appx. 11 inches
Woman Making Roti
This piece is of an elderly woman, kneading dough to make rotli. This simple act of providing “bread” for the family represents the unique role that women play in providing both physical and emotional support for their families, throughout their lifetime.
In this piece I have tried to show the tension between settling for contentment and struggling to go beyond. The piece shows a woman struggling to break through the bonds of contentment and complacency, to strive for a more exalted destiny.
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