Charcoal on paper
40 X 32 inches
Recieved “Semi-Honorable” mention at Art Olympia International Open Art Competition
I've composed the artwork to appear as a traditional school photograph commemorated annually. Having been a student in two different continents, I have experienced the deficiencies of the current standardized system used by educational institutes. Guidance can’t facilitate learning when old methods are still used. The focus of education should not be only making good tools out of human potential but to nurture growth by improving strengths and weaknesses. A place of learning should be a temple of self-discovery and self-mastery.
An institution with teachers as hammers, student nails and screws bent from hammering.
This work was based on the idea of the injustice we are all exposed to. We are rated and evaluated on the basis of how valuable we are to society, how we fit as clogs of the system. We are force fed rules and knowledge through general standardized education, test, evaluations and expectations. It’s not about how we can conform but how we can grow to become the best version of ourselves to further humanity. But we are too busy, too preoccupied, too late and in a rush to be a part of the already overbearing game of oppression that we even fail to understand the simple punctuation and its meaning in the title of this piece. It is not a cuss, it is a statement.
From the Series, 'Satya'