Duality, 2020

D. Sood

Acrylic pouring medium

Home is a feeling of security and freedom wrapped in one. Where you live may change, but home remains part of you.

Having been born in India, my family’s experiences and rich culture have stayed with us and expanded when we moved. We never forget our traditions because they are part of us and remind us of home.

In this piece, I express the duality of maturing in a foreign country. Half of the image shows the conflicting chaos of adapting to new environments while staying true to strict traditions, and the other half portrays the simple contained beauty. Acceptance finds balance, calmness and freedom.