Abortion however bloody is not the easiest choice most women take. For some it is the only choice. It never leaves a pleasant experience in a woman’s mind and body and always leaves a scar. It is a fundamental right of a woman, which men, other women, society especially politicians do not have the right to take it away from her. Who got her in the situation in the first place? A man, society, war, rape, bad judgment, it does not matter, she must bear the pregnancy, the responsibility ; then should she not get to decide? It’s about freedom and the ability to have a choice.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Piyaali is a San Francisco Bay Area based visual Artist. She draws inspiration from her roots in India and her career as an Architect. Her work intends to engage the viewer as a witness of history, traditions using inspirations from Indian mythology while reflecting on current events. She superimposes the traditional forms with modern geometric abstract creating a cyclical journey that join the past to the present. Merging conscious storytelling to the subconscious realm of abstract geometric expressionism. She draws inspiration from two different styles: early Bengal School of Painting and Western Geometric Abstraction creating her own hybrid style reflecting on her own hybrid identity.
Piyaali’s art is born from nostalgia, longing and belonging, introspection, self realization, and connection to nature. Her work is guided by her own experiences and forces that have mold her identity, nostalgia, effects of immigration on her own life, diaspora and migration, motherhood, spirituality, and the faces of climate change in the places she has lived and loved.
© Piyaali B Samanta