Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Mohatma Gandhi, is little known outside India yet she made significant contributions towards her husbands legacy. She taught hygine, literacy and discipline to women and children, and was involved in her husbands political activism, taking over his work when he was imprisoned on occasion. She was even imprisoned for three months herself in south Africa for her part in campaigning to improve the working conditions of Indian labourers there. Kasturba was a devout Hindu like her husband, and was greatly loved by him, displaying loyalty but also a strong will. She bore Gandhi four sons before accepting his self imposed chastity.
This piece is a poster for a college project entitled 'Unsung Heros'. The brief was to choose a person from History, or make up a character whose achievements have been largely overshadowed or ignored. The poster is for an imaginary prospective Channel 4 (UK TV) documentary on the life of my chosen unsung hero, Kasturba Gandhi.
Acrylic on A1 cartridge paper. 20 hours, roughly, + design time.
[note] The text isnt really as dodgy as it looks. It's just that the paper is quite warped and I didn't get it flat when I photographed it