Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Mural at airport speaks of women empowerment

Nagpur: Catching the attention of those flying into the city is a huge 2390sqft mural which has come up at the arrival concourse of Nagpur airport. Commissioned by city-based NGO named HERD Foundation, the art work has been made by US-based artist Augustina Droze along with 30 local artists who worked as a team for twelve days to put it up on the wall.
Painted in acrylic, the mural spreads the message of woman empowerment by using images of three girls and some 150 drawings made by the children of Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya, Wadi.
"We wanted to convey conviction, hope and contemplation through this mural and believe that we have been able to catch that expressions through the eyes of these three girls from our school, whose images have been captured on the wall," explained Suchika Deshmukh MD of the Foundation. "As art is eternal and more visible, we selected this medium to convey our message," she added.
The idea of spreading the message through community art work happened when Deshmukh was told about the US artist who is a Fulbright Nehru Senior scholar and specializes in mural art.
01/03/17 Barkha Mathur/Times of India