Eve is biblically blamed for being tempted by the serpent into eating from the tree of knowledge, thus inciting the Christian God to banish humanity from the Garden of Eden. Her story is re-told here as resistive allegory to the non-mythical apocalypses of colonialism in India. She erotically embraces the deadly cobra as she sits upon the ignited skulls of colonists from England, France, Denmark and Portugal. She tempts us with a fruit mythically significant across Asia, known in English as the pomegranate, which now grows like her diaspora does, dispersed by colonialism across other lands.
2017, india ink marker, watercolour, coloured pencil and synthetic polymer paint on cotton paper, 127 × 97cm / 50 × 38in