KATHMANDU, May 5: At the art exhibition ‘Women Water Seeds’ being held at the Patan Museum, Australian artist Fern York displays her paintings of the abstract expressionism and impressionism which are infrequent in the contemporary art scenario of Nepal. With bold brush stroke and dominant contrast on abstract figurines, her oil-paintings in are eye-striking.
“Women are the creator of new lives. Yet, they have to fight for basic rights and equality. My paintings demonstrate advocacy for feminism and human justice along with the conservation of mother nature,” shared York, who has commendably depicted different Goddesses as subjects in most of her paintings, suggesting an empowered imagery of women. Besides feminism, York’s works of art also raise the issue of environment, social justice and preservation of international tribal communities.
In her attempt to spread the message of environmental conservation, she has used special recycled Australian paper made of Mulberry-bark