"This painting was inspired by the human reaction to the current times we live in. While experiencing a pandemic, I've been interested in how we react and cope as individuals. We either search for a light that guides us to a better place in our own selves or we search for empathy in others to inspire us. Are we isolating ourselves as a protective mechanism from the troubles of the world, or reaching out to help those around us?
All these thoughts led to the making of this painting. I enjoyed creating a vertical, almost pyramid composition, all leading up to the figure at the top, making her the focal point in the painting, the self-awareness we are all striving for." - Tanvi Pathare