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An artistic rendering of looking in the mirror. A person with orange hair and a green sleeveless dress looks at multicolored abstract figures beyond the mirror.
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Mirror Mirror On The Wall: Who Is The Truest Of All?

Theme: Relationship With Self

Through this work of art, I want to depict the relationship of our self with the mirror where we trap ourselves as a surreal image in the mirror.

The painting tries to depict that the real image is not the one in the mirror. It is outside us as collation of images that float around us. We are always struggling to establish a relationship between these two sides of the mirror.

Our relationship with our bodies, sexualities, and our thoughts all are controlled and manufactured by the conditions around us. We view ourselves with coloured lens. Most of us negate or deny the self to keep the surreal image in the mirror happy.

 

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Jasmine Lovely George is a feminist activist and an independent researcher working on issues of Sexuality and Law in India. She is also the founder of "Hidden Pockets" - a mapping project on sexuality and spaces.

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