Wedding Album.  2002
Oil, acrylic and lace on canvas
61 x 74 cm


Wedding Album.  2002
Oil, acrylic and lace on canvas
118 x 128 cm


Wedding Album.  2002
Oil, acrylic and lace on canvas
61 x 74 cm 
 

 

CHAMARI THAPASWARGE SRI LANKA

Chamari Thapaswarge is from Pannipitiya.  She is a painter and Art Teacher and obtained her B.F.A. degree from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya.  Currently, she is leading for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from the same University. She has participated regularly in Art Workshops in the North Central Province. In addition to solo exhibitions, her work has been included in several exhibitions and has received awards on two occasions.

"The wedding album - the ephemeral bride and deity.

In a male dominated society, woman has been placed in a position and in a role where her true worth and value has been lost to her. Too often she is dealt with as if she were a mere ornament to adorn society, and then is not able to develop her inner strength and purpose.

I believe society elevates her to a level of a deity for a fleeting moment in her defined role as a bride, only to be demoted to a less honorable position as decided for her by a masculine worldview, which is irksome."