MAY 24, 2020

Migrants

The monotonous colour scheme and the textural patterns are an artist inspiration. After reading several articles that dealt with the suffering of migrant workers during these times, I knew I had to portray the same. The subjects in my artwork are labourers. I decided to portray four different perspectives of this problem through four sketches of a young woman, a father, a boy and an old woman in order to emphasize how the inaccessibility of sources and money affects different age groups.

I knew adding typography to the artwork would add meaning to it and in order to do that, I browsed a few interviews and translated what the labourers said into Hindi. Each paragraph is a plea for better health care and their situation during the current crisis. While they drowned in a deluge of difficulties, it was easy for us to turn a blind eye. So, this artwork not only raises awareness but continues encouraging us to dismantle our privilege for the betterment of the people who need it.

By Mausam Kamdar - Grade 12