Artist: Naznin Virji-Babul (NV-B)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Title and Medium:
“Sept 11”, Terracotta, appx. 11 inches
This piece emerged after I watched the images from Afghanistan after September 11. I was struck by the anguish and suffering faced by the women and children in this society as a result of the war. I began working on a piece of a Muslim woman holding her dying child in her arms. For me, this piece has become a symbol of the suffering that south Asian women face as a result of draught, famine, war, domestic violence and oppression.
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Please also see:
Naznin Virji-Babul: Artist Profile and Statement
Naznin Virji-Babul: Kashf (Unveiling) and Touched by the Essence
Naznin Virji-Babul: Woman Making Roti and Struggle
How remarkable is Naznin’s work that she has found a medium to express her understanding of life around us and through which we as spectators appreciate the depth of her expression. I am inspired by her work and her quest for the meaning of life around us.