Acrylic on Canvas
We are often judged by others on basis of how we look and it has offlate become a very significat part of our social image. Stories of chubby kids being bullied and made fun of arent unheard of and unfortunately these stories are getting more disturbing and frequent. Family members, friends and strangers alike dont think before making a comment on one's weight or appearence. The effect this has on a child is phenomenal, and has in certain cases of serious inferiority complex or worse suicides.
I have made a reference to an Iconic hindu god Ganesha, who is also known as 'Heramba', because of the significance of the deity in our culture and also the relevance of the name. 'Heramba' literally means "The one who has a hanging belly". Through 'Heramba' I wanted to question this exisiting, widely prevelant practice and draw attention towards the effects it has on kids particularly.