Elephant in the room
by Barbara Ash
Using a photo from the Raj era: "The trophy room", I am playing with political & personal dimensions, juxtaposing an image of a childhood holiday photo against a historical backdrop, addressing issues of national responsibility/guilt. This is inspired by my experience of being an English woman working in India for the past few years... Made as part of the project -"Melting Pot" I am organising-participating in - a 4 woman exhibition, travelling from India to Europe and back, looking at issues of cultural dynamics, identity, "home", and belonging. Watercolour, acrylic, canvas, 2015-16.