“My work highlights the culture of rural Bengal,” says Mondal, who research in Tarasundoori Balika Vidyabhaba in Balitikuri, Howrah, Bengal. She says it took six days to finish the piece that mirrors the options of Roy’s photographs of Santhals: broad eyes and a broad brow. She contemporises the ladies with masks, directly giving out a message and making COVID-19 part of artwork historical past. Masks bearing her picture will quickly be produced by KNMA.
Contesting in opposition to college students from throughout the nation gave her goosebumps, and he or she didn’t realise she was pitted in opposition to over 6,000 others, in her 11 to 18 12 months age group. “Since this was an online competition, I felt nervous. I had never done anything like this before. It felt as if I was sitting for my Board exams,” she says. Abirub Das, her cousin who had shared the hyperlink of the competition along with her, had the honour of asserting her win to the household.
Mondal enjoys drawing faces — whether or not of her neighbours, of individuals at school, or of images she sees in newspapers and magazines. “I feel the message that wearing a mask is mandatory is communicated through my work. This is the only way we can keep this virus at bay.” Here, she inform us concerning the art work.
Tell us how the portray was created from the primary sketch to the final.
At first it was drawn on A4 measurement paper. Then, I put cloth color on paper, outlining the design with a black border. The scarcity of colors made issues troublesome, as the market in our neighbourhood was closed as a result of lockdown. I needed to work with what I had: inexperienced, yellow ochre, cobalt blue.
How did you resolve to point out the pandemic in your work?
I mentioned a few concepts with my dad and mom and selected what I needed to create. I needed to seize simplicity, Indian tradition and the pandemic state of affairs by my work. My dad and mom helped me to pick the topic.
What is your dream?
To be a full-fledged artist. Once the lockdown is lifted, I’ll purchase materials to deliver alive my internal emotions of the lockdown.
Anvesha Jha, the runners-up
Anvesha Jha, Class X scholar, a scholar of Bharat Ram Global School, Greater Noida, who gained the second prize, says the pandemic is horrifying as it has pressured everybody to remain indoors. “I first made sketches of virus cartoons. Then I made green leaves and designs as the colour depicts environment. I labelled the design with terms that help us to fight this deadly virus.” The third prize went to Premlata Chouhan from Azamgarh. In the junior (underneath 11) class, Avani Kansal from Panipat, Haryana, acquired the primary prize; Adona Mary Martin from New Delhi stood second; and Drithi from Udupi, Karnataka, gained third place.