Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fearless Poster Collective

Femininity - the quality or condition of being feminine; as it goes I personally am one in favour of this particular quality. There's nothing more wonderful than a woman being termed as being feminine. To carry oneself gracefully is a Quality worth appreciated. In these times when there is a startling excess of pouncing and assault going around, Feb 14th (Valentines Day and One Billion Rising) was dedicated to celebrate femininity by setting up a Street Poster Exhibition in Delhi. This initiative was ignited by Shilo Shiv Suleman in collaboration with Kitsch Mandi and Chance.org. Anyone interested in contributing could continue to do so until March 8th to shilo1221@gmail.com. 

These are my contributions for the Fearless Poster Collective. It is a heartfelt tribute to the Delhi rape victim, Nirbhaya, and all the victims and survivors who have unfortunately endured it all...


 The first one is an attempt at typography and the second is one of the postcards I made as part of the Mail Art. It must have reached its destination.

The one in the right says "Serene Strong I am, Fearless!"

Here are a few pictures from the Street Exhibition held in Delhi:





 
 
picture courtesy: Shilo Shiv Suleman

So what do you think??? In case any of you would like to contribute, you still have time....

I am extremely glad that I could contribute. Thanks Shilo for the opportunity.

And finally I am super happy to have received two postcards from the mail art swap....waiting for the last one :)

Postcards from Michelle Mathey (USA) and Jeanne Sylvie Bellet (France) in connection with the Mail Art held @Artists in Blogland

Linking it to Paint Party Friday and Show and Tell Saturday

Please do not use/reproduce the content (words as well as images) without the written consent of the author.

22 comments:

NatashaMay said...

What a wonderful idea and so beautifully executed. :)

pauline said...

Deepa, what a wonderful tribute to Nirbhaya and other victims of rape/abuse. Art is more effective than some may think. Those posters all lined up together are a very powerful image. The work sends a strong message. So good of you to do this. xox

missy k said...

A beautiful tribute....

Karen x

Linda said...

that was such a tragic crime. What a beautiful way to bring recognition to create change. Your art projects are all so beautiful and I love the pics of all the pieces hanging in the breeze- what a tribute.

Netty said...

Terrific display of art which shows a powerful message. A great tribute. Happy PPF, Annette x

Bella Sinclair said...

How wonderful! Empowering and moving and uplifting and, indeed, very much needed. Stories of rape and abuse and death for women and girls are heartbreaking and maddening. It's fantastic that this project is giving hope and voice to women, not just there but everywhere. Your contributions are GREAT! I love the simple but effective message of the typographical piece. They are ALL beautiful. And love those fun postcards!

Ariel said...

Love to see your contribution for such a good cause. Your postcard looks fabulous.

Lynn Cohen said...

Awesome tribute! Your art shines, love them all!

Arti said...

A heartfelt tribute with a powerful message conveyed. Half the battle is won when we overcome our fears. Love all the posters here, including yours.. Rabindranath Tagore's quote is very apt too. Glad that you had a chance to be a part of something so beautiful, Deepa :)

denthe said...

Wow, LOVE the idea and love your contribution to it! Beautiful work on show here.

EVA said...

Great posters and what a lovely way to have them all displayed.

JoyCorcoran said...

The most powerful thing about this is the recognition that we are all vulnerable to crimes of abuse and rape. Feminine strength is so powerful and I believe it will be the force that saves our world. This is a beautiful example of how we can overcome oppression in peaceful, powerful and feminine ways. Bless you!

Carolyn Dube said...

These posters are so powerful!

dokka srinivasu said...

Deepa Madam

Great post. At present people need the messages like this.

Madam in my Heritage of India i also share one message similar like this with the title "Indian Woman in 19th Century vintage postcards".

Madam this is the link for my message.

http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2012/12/indian-woman-in-19th-century-vintage.html

Madam i request you to read my message and comments given by other people fully and also please give your valuable comment.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your contribution to this tribute is amazing!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Faye said...

I loved seeing all the fearless art.

Anne Manda said...

Your contribution is wonderful, what a great exhibition! <3

Gloria in CA said...

What a wonderful tribute and your work is awesome too. Love the photos, all for a good cause. Thanks.

Jessica Sporn said...

How wonderfully empowering to see all of that fearless art displayed. I love yours. Thank you for sharing. Happy PPF!

Adrienne Rose said...

I love the saying! Fearless, and fear less. Great stuff. Loving your typography portion of it too!

Those are beautiful cards that you've gotten! Lovely!

Patricia Torres said...

Thats such a lovey idea.. :)

SAMARA said...

POWERHOUSE! This is so timely and beyond comprehension that the risk of this type of coming together happened. It is beautiful and what an honour to be a part of it. Congratulations and bless you for your words of art and language to free all! {heart} samara happy AIB