Forbidden Portent: Studies

It was not the best day. She had been stripped of her womanhood. Shrivelled up inside this unfamiliar androgyny, she felt too debased to dare this world of wondrous, demeaning, and fragile promises. Debarred from tasting such tantalizing portents, she fumbled for a pencil, and touched color to paper for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (3), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Vellum.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 3), 2006. 14″ x 17″, Chalk Pastels on Vellum.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (2), 2006. 14" x 17", Chalk Pastels on Vellum.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 2), 2006. 14″ x 17″, Chalk Pastels on Charcoal Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (2), 2006. 14" x 17", Charcoal on Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Study 1), 2006. 14″ x 17″, Charcoal on Charcoal Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (Working Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (Working Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2″ x 11″, Colored Pencils on Xerox Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Callas and Me (Initial Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2" x 11", Colored Pencils on Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Forbidden Portent (First Sketch), 2006. 8 1/2″ x 11″, Colored Pencils on Xerox Paper.

3 thoughts on “Forbidden Portent: Studies

  1. Art is something that is really completely out of the ordinary for me.. It is the flame that puts out the shame and heartache that my day went through. It is a beautiful thing. Yet at the same time it can mind boggle a soul into thinking something completely different. What I love bout art, is that you envision your own meaning behind the creativity of the art itself. Your imagination can take you many places and only in your imagination can you be in two happy places at once 🙂

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