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Thank You Ji by Riya Chandiramani

$120,000.00

  • Medium:
    Acrylic and Calligraphy Ink on Canvas
  • Size: 160 cm (W) X 91.5 cm (H); (Subject to mounting/framing)
  • About the piece: Lord Vishnu’s feet being massaged by his consort, goddess Lakshmi, while lying on Shesha, the king of serpents, is an iconic image in Hindu mythology. In Thank You Ji, Chandiramani intends no judgement or critique against this popular image, but rather, sees an opportunity to depict an alternative representation of the same respect and servitude of the divine. The male and female are not to be seen as separate, but unifying energies that create life; they are inseparable and exist within each other. If massaging your partner’s feet is a show of love, as the original image is said to explain, then this gender-flipped image is an important representation that is rarely shown. Chandiramani implicates that too often, the subverted position women in today’s society are relegated to, particularly seen in the domestic sphere, can correlate with the misinterpretation and transmission of images that only show women serving their husbands and not the other way around. Here, a hardworking woman is enjoying her chai and biscuits and being reciprocated with the same respect and servitude that she provides to her partner.

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Thank You Ji by Riya Chandiramani

$120,000.00

  • Medium:
    Acrylic and Calligraphy Ink on Canvas
  • Size: 160 cm (W) X 91.5 cm (H); (Subject to mounting/framing)
  • About the piece: Lord Vishnu’s feet being massaged by his consort, goddess Lakshmi, while lying on Shesha, the king of serpents, is an iconic image in Hindu mythology. In Thank You Ji, Chandiramani intends no judgement or critique against this popular image, but rather, sees an opportunity to depict an alternative representation of the same respect and servitude of the divine. The male and female are not to be seen as separate, but unifying energies that create life; they are inseparable and exist within each other. If massaging your partner’s feet is a show of love, as the original image is said to explain, then this gender-flipped image is an important representation that is rarely shown. Chandiramani implicates that too often, the subverted position women in today’s society are relegated to, particularly seen in the domestic sphere, can correlate with the misinterpretation and transmission of images that only show women serving their husbands and not the other way around. Here, a hardworking woman is enjoying her chai and biscuits and being reciprocated with the same respect and servitude that she provides to her partner.

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