Prince Street Gallery, 2014

A shaky walk through the gallery yielded a single round canvas, titled, Emersion.  Most tilted their heads and guessed, "the feminist message is central...etc." so I reiterated the meaning of "e·mer·sion" as described by the Webster dictionary - the process or state of emerging from or being out of water after being submerged." - a fond recollection of an essential ritual tied to Durga Pooja, a big festival in Kolkata, the city where I grew up - enacting the process of renewal...

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