Event Title

Where Did We Go Wrong?

Location

FA 203

Department

Art

Abstract

My name is Krusha Patel, and I'm an immigrant. I have lived much of my life in India and experienced my culture through its roots, making me who I am. As an artist, I would like my work to reflect our heritage and lifestyle. We have been fighting for "Women's Rights" forever. As a woman of color, I have firsthand experienced this life and its struggles. In the Indian community, the word 'feminism' doesn't hold as much power; I have seen families where they treat their mothers and daughters as nothing more than maids and objects, which is why many mothers have a son. I want to bring more awareness and understanding to these issues showing that it is ok to talk about our experience and stand up for ourselves. It's not selfish to love yourself before your family. For this project, "Where did we go wrong?" I am using a lenticular style design on four different posters that represent the significant inequality we face in the community; the topics are – education, abuse, rape, and child marriage. (Lenticular posters show two different images, which are visible depending on the viewing position. Which is a powerful way to show different perspectives on an individual issue.) I want my posters displayed for an audience, where women/girls suffering in these situations can receive reassurance and courage. We are here to understand their situation and perspective and give them support. The lenticular design style fits the theme perfectly as I am trying to reflect the idea that every situation has a different perspective. Because we judge women and question them-why are you still with that abusive man? Speak up if there was injustice happening to you? Women in these situations deserve our grace and understanding. I seek to give them a voice during their silent struggles through my posters.

Faculty Sponsor

Lauren Meranda, Northeastern Illinois University

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May 6th, 9:20 AM

Where Did We Go Wrong?

FA 203

My name is Krusha Patel, and I'm an immigrant. I have lived much of my life in India and experienced my culture through its roots, making me who I am. As an artist, I would like my work to reflect our heritage and lifestyle. We have been fighting for "Women's Rights" forever. As a woman of color, I have firsthand experienced this life and its struggles. In the Indian community, the word 'feminism' doesn't hold as much power; I have seen families where they treat their mothers and daughters as nothing more than maids and objects, which is why many mothers have a son. I want to bring more awareness and understanding to these issues showing that it is ok to talk about our experience and stand up for ourselves. It's not selfish to love yourself before your family. For this project, "Where did we go wrong?" I am using a lenticular style design on four different posters that represent the significant inequality we face in the community; the topics are – education, abuse, rape, and child marriage. (Lenticular posters show two different images, which are visible depending on the viewing position. Which is a powerful way to show different perspectives on an individual issue.) I want my posters displayed for an audience, where women/girls suffering in these situations can receive reassurance and courage. We are here to understand their situation and perspective and give them support. The lenticular design style fits the theme perfectly as I am trying to reflect the idea that every situation has a different perspective. Because we judge women and question them-why are you still with that abusive man? Speak up if there was injustice happening to you? Women in these situations deserve our grace and understanding. I seek to give them a voice during their silent struggles through my posters.