Jyots : The Good, The Bad & The Desi


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Being of Indian descent, I unknowingly had PCOS until 2018. My family never discussed this topic openly and the idea of infertility was very difficult for me to handle. I was frustrated and wanted to understand how the effects of PCOS intertwines with being Indian. Stemming from my Nani Ma, I had enrobed her and her 6 sisters with the attributes of a Desi, either 'Good' / 'Bad', beneath fertility.

How was the illustration used:
This was a personal exploration to help me understand the effects of PCOS and its relation to my Indian heritage.

How did you make this work:
This illustration was made on Procreate, using an iPad Pro. This was very much an exploration of mixed media and colour theory.

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Camberwell College of Art, UAL
BA Drawing
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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Jyots is an Artist based in North London. She specialises in digital, oil and illustration art. Being of dual heritage, she channels her ideology through symbolic scenes and identifiable cultural objects. She takes inspiration from films, animations and concept art which leans into her heavy passions for colour theory and film composition. Currently, she is pursuing a career in Animation.