Response to the Archive: Barbs Inside My Flesh by Rollie Mukherjee


Rollie Mukherjee
Barbs Inside My Flesh (acrylic and watercolor on paper, 11″ x 15″)
Responding to andrea a. gluckman’s ‘wadi’
Instagram: @rolliemukherjee

This painting is a response to andrea a. gluckman’s poem ‘wadi.’ It shows a ruptured, wounded valley, a palimpsest of barbed wires. It also shows an open window with blue sky, which is nothing but an illusion of freedom, inside a prison with no exit. Yet the mother in the painting, who is an allegory for resilience and hope, keeps pulling the barbed wire away from her child’s body.

[Gujarat, India]

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