Padmāvatī is the protective goddess of Pārśva, twenty-third tirthankara in Jainism. She enjoys an independent religious life and is very popular amongst Jains. According to the tradition, Padmavati and her husband Dharanendra protected Pārśva when he was harassed by Meghalin.”””
This artwork is inspired by Goddess Padmavati. In this image there is a layering of images, one of the goddess and one of mortal lady. The message being that within every woman is a goddess. The closer you get to the image, the more intricate details you can see, the further you get , the mortal face you can see. Similar to reality, the more you know a person, the more inner being you can see, and from a distance you can only see a persons face.
The inspiration is that there is a spirit within us women, that we must acknowledge that elevates us and empowers us.
Graphite, Pastels and Charcoal on paper