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Unsung Heros - Kasturba Gandhi by Nicoll Unsung Heros - Kasturba Gandhi by Nicoll
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
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo hoo! Kasturba!
It's very pretty, the colors go very well!
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CaptainRage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Just out of curiousity Mark, what did you get for this?
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Nicoll Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
No idea, to be honest. I never got a grade for it specificaly - only the over all grade that got lumped in with the two other minor projects and the major one, two of which I balsed up (got a middlish 2-1 overall, I think).
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Quiccs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I dig people who put effort in exposing unsung heroes from asia :) good job!
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JM2-art Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Student General Artist
Very nice use of color, your eyes just seem to follow it all over and you dont miss anything.
Love the concept and the story, very nicely done.

I think although, that you could maybe study flowers a little more..... if im not being overly critical =D

~[JM2]
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Sampdoria Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Great work, and even feels nicer when 3rd Parties find the hidden unsung gems.
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lady472 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
For an Indian who is really proud and embraces her culture most of the time, the picture moves me.
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Nicoll Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Thank you, I'm glad it has that effect.
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
That's beautiful. And I learned a lot I didn't know from your description too. :) I think you chose a good person to portray and I think you did the job very well!
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