A Mother’s Touch.
waterless lithograph and india ink, variable dimensions, 2019
This artwork is about Darkness as a presence that takes on a maternal role. At the work’s core lies a child’s sense of isolation and sourcing of comfort from Darkness, at the same time remaining aware of the toxicity and emptiness this source of comfort carries. A Mother’s Touch deals with a tense push-and-pull urge to personify and not to personify Darkness. Through this relationship, the self teeters between remaining the self and becoming the Darkness.
Manjot Pabla is a Mississauga-born emerging artist. She is interested in exploring pain and suffering, investigating internal struggles. Currently, her works use different medias to encourage a variety of perspectives. Her works tend to have an ominous quality, capitalizing on feelings of unsettlement and discomfort.