Sandhya Rose Flower


Sandhya is 10 years old and the youngest of her family. Her father works as a salesman in a shop in Orissa and her mother is housewife. The family lives in a simple brick house without basic facilities such as a toilet and water. They have a little farm on which crops are cultivated. Sandhya’s family is illiterate and has been so for many generations. Sandhya is the first in her family to become educated. Sandhya: When I come home from school I often find my Grandfather sitting outside the house in a chair. He will start talking to me and give advice about my future. He wants me to be a teacher. Sometimes he also tells moral stories. Last time it was about a Lion, a monkey and a king. His stories fascinate and inspire me.

Rose Flower portrays a rose that reflects sunlight. The earth and the roots of the flower are visible. The dots on the print represent a sweet scent coming from the flower. Sandhya: I like flowers very much, that is why I made a rose. This is a special rose flower. It is for worshipping God. When the wind blows, the fragrance of this flower blows into our class- rooms. When the air is polluted, this flower makes it pure again.

Title: Rose Flower
Made by: Sandhya
Medium: Woodcut
Size: 25×32 cm (size paper)
Price: ₹ 10,000/ € 150/ $ 175