Forbidden Portent: Studies

13 Dec

It was not the best day. She had been stripped of her womanhood. Shrivelled up inside this unfamiliar androgyny, she felt too debased to dare this world of wondrous, demeaning, and fragile promises. Debarred from tasting such tantalizing portents, she fumbled for a pencil, and touched color to paper for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (3), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Vellum.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 3), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Vellum.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (2), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Vellum.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 2), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Charcoal Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (2), 2006. 14" x 17", Charcoal on Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 1), 2006. 14" x 17", Charcoal on Charcoal Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (Working Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Working Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Xerox Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (Initial Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Paper.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (First Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Xerox Paper.

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Forbidden Portent: Studies”

  1. Sameera Iyengar August 23, 2008 at 12:55 am #

    Aditi, This is beautiful. I’ve always been amazingly moved by your work – even in school.
    Sameera

  2. Xerox Ink January 6, 2009 at 1:26 am #

    Art is something that is really completely out of the ordinary for me.. It is the flame that puts out the shame and heartache that my day went through. It is a beautiful thing. Yet at the same time it can mind boggle a soul into thinking something completely different. What I love bout art, is that you envision your own meaning behind the creativity of the art itself. Your imagination can take you many places and only in your imagination can you be in two happy places at once 🙂

  3. Anirban December 19, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    Really amazing drawings, probably you should do a better scan have a larger version of the drawing in a link somewhere

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: