Islands

W O M X N are like island nations.
Creating archipelago out of necessity.
Out of love. Out of generosity.
Vulnerable and fierce.
Tender and resilient.
Bodies of intuition and innovation.
Each of us.
A delicate and necessary ecosystem.
Lush and lonely. Our terrain is treacherous.
We are breathtaking. Scary and whimsical.
Our depths unknown. Our skies are limitless.

These illustrations of womxn and the islands they house and|or the homelands that may feel out of grasp have been a challenging and playful way for me to reflect and continue my artistic practice. Exploring sense of belonging and displacement- not only within the world around us but within ourselves is where I often find my art and where my art often finds me. 

Womxn Archipelago 
2020
Digital Paintings 

SHYAMA KUVER © 2019