I am in no way insinuating that I am even close to the 'Ideal Woman'. But perhaps in my very pregnant stage I am as close to natures intentions as I can get. This collage is on an 8" x 8" canvas and framed in rough wood. The original photo of me was taken by Caron Gonthier. I placed a transparency of 1935 London over the entire image; collaged 1888 newspaper clippings around the edge along with vintage dictionary definitions (the focus of the page being the word 'self'). I surrounded my image with antique and vintage buttons. (anther element I adore to collect but very rarely utilize.) The four sides of the box each wear a different Bengali word and English translation. The top is 'Ideal Woman', the botton is 'Ideal Wife', one side says 'Genuine, Real' and the other says 'Beloved'.
This is the first honest piece of art that I have created in a long time. I haven't actually worked with most of the elements that I sell in my shop. Ironic isn't it? Sort of like the phrase 'Ideal Woman'.