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True Colors

True Colors

By Devika Menon

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Digital Illustration

“True Colours" is partly inspired by a vintage painting from pre-independent India. Personally I’d like to leave this open to whatever interpretation people want to derive from it, but the basic idea was to show what this woman sees in herself. I like the idea of Kaali with a necklace of dead men’s heads around her neck. She’s associated with doom, sexuality, and violence, but is also known for being a symbol of Mother Nature and love. It is ironic that a woman can’t be all these things at the same time in today’s society.
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About Devika Menon

Devika Menon is an Independent Artist and Designer.

She makes figurative art that tells a story. Her works explore community, spirituality, and what it is like to love your body as a woman of color. Menon largely depicts the female gaze and is interested in showing how women see themselves in the world. She also likes creating intimate snapshots of daily life.

Devika mainly works digitally but also paints with oils and acrylics. She also makes traditional Kerala Mural Paintings and Rajasthani Miniature Paintings. She doesn’t like restricting herself to a particular “style”, and explores a variety of techniques to communicate a unique narrative.

Originally from Kerala (India), she grew up in the Middle East in Bahrain and Dubai. Her work is influenced by her South-Indian heritage, her Middle-Eastern upbringing, and nature.

She holds a Masters in Animation from RMIT University, Melbourne.