Unity by Osheen Siva
Mural created for St-Art India Foundation in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Festival at Goa 2019. This artwork titled ‘Unity’ is the second in the series of 'The Future is Now,' created during the festival. Featuring six young girls in a futuristic landscape, the piece is inspired by school girls the artist met in Goa's public school in the slum area of Talegaon. The kids would often join her after school hours as she worked to complete her first mural.
Her artwork urges its viewer to reflect on youth-led instances of activism in present-day socio-cultural realities, presenting young female characters as the caretakers of our future. The artist’s youthful female protagonists can be seen wearing the future - symbolized through Saturn-shaped earrings and galaxy-containing ‘bindis’, as their armour.
In line with the first artwork for St-Art India Foundation, the colour palette of this piece is informed by the variety of bright aesthetics observed in the attires donned by women in the city.