Sweet Companions of my Exile

A triptych of micro-collages based on The Ramayana. Titles and texts collaged from different translations of The Ramayana, including the 19th century version in rhyming couplets by Romesh C. Dutt and a contemporary retelling by Ramesh Menon. The series depicts Sita’s imprisonment in the garden of a demon-king. I produced this piece in 2016, while thinking about monstrousness, abuses of power, trauma and transcendence from different forms of captivity.

2” x 3”
Mixed-Media Collage and Oil on Linen.
Found texts and titles, collaged from various editions of The Ramayana.