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Women's Rights and Empowerment

This series has 18 paintings. These depict the social issues that women face globally. These works concentrate on the agonies that a woman faces throughout her entire life- right from when she is in womb till the end. Some of the issues are primarily related to South Asian countries. Woman’s predicaments highlighted are: abortion, child-abuse, acid-attack, gang-rape, dowry-death, domestic violence, harassment, workplace-harassment, human trafficking and gender-discrimination. Ms. Kulkarni has portrayed the hurt, emotional turmoil, stress and depression that a woman goes through. The series concludes with a seven-piece art called as “Hope” where she has tried to portray the unity of human beings on this earth to grow a beautiful blossoming tree.

Gender-discrimination, in general, has been going on for ages. The education has brought awareness amongst women. Now woman is struggling for her rightful place in the society. Ms. Kulkarni is depicting woman's plight, struggle through her art. She makes use of bold and bright colors with the contrasting effects. They focus more on expressions and emotions. Ms. Kulkarni's primary aim and vision is to project woman's problems through art and do her share to contribute to the improvement of the society.

"I believe that the art can influence people. The art has the power- I consider- to facilitate a change in the society. I dream a future where women will be considered at par with men and make this world a beautiful place to live," says Ms. Kulkarni.

These works are primarily acrylics on hand-crafted paper/canvas where Ms. Kulkarni could easily express herself. At times, she has used mixed media for beautification, expression and enhanced effects.



   
   
 
 
"Save Girl"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"

   
"Child Abuse"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
   
"Gang Rape"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
 
"Acid Attack"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
 
   
   
 
 
"Dowry Death"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"

   
"Woman Harassment"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
   
"Domestic Violence"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
 
"Workplace Harassment"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
           
 
   
 
 "Human Trafficking"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 24" x 18"

   "Gender Discrimination"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"

   "Hurt"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"


 "Depression"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"


         
       
           
"What Next"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"
  "Help Us"
Acrylic on Paper
Image Size: 14.5" x 23.5"
Framed Size: 21.5" x 29"
   "Thoughts"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"

  "I want Peace"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"
 
         
         
  
"Life is Beautiful"
Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size: 18" x 24"
  

  
"Hope"
Oil on Canvas
Image Size: 7 pieces (11" x 14")
Max Installation Size: 45" x 45"