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Princess Pea

Princess Pea

Artist, India

Self Portrait of Illustrator Nozomi Uchida

Artist presents her alter ego in the form of living toy an anime-style figure that can neither talk, smell or hear & breathe in utopian space.

From what began as a means of world-building from the perspective of Princess Pea in my early years, I have moved towards a more collaborative, time-based and intervention led practice. My practice has moved into thinking about the politics and aesthetics of care, women-led narratives of self and economies of domestic life amongst women and children. A continuation of previously explored ideas weaving together narratives of contemporary gender stereotypes with mythologies of the feminine. This creates an as yet, untold story of the ‘woman’. A continuation of her earlier works, community building and raising voices that have cultural and sociopolitical connotations, in the telling of this tale of the ‘ideal’ feminine.

The infinite series is a conversation with craftsmen in a village in Andhra Pradesh, since 2015, “This relationship with them has resulted in an ongoing conversation about domesticity and family. As part of the extended family, it allows me to imagine this exchange as care and empathy - a bridge between rural and urban life.

“The images of women team working in the peri-urban environment gives me optimism and a chance to appear in a shared dream”- PP

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