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Inspiration came from a photo of a teenage Afghani skateboarder on Skateistan’s website. Skateistan is an international non-profit organization that uses skateboarding and education to empower children especially girls in Afghanistan, South Africa and Cambodia.
The image evoked in me of a commanding figure of a girl who is competent, capable and in control.
To pay homage and to translate these qualities of the image I started with a pencil sketch and then a pen outline. I decided on screen printing as I had taken screen printing when I was studying at OCAD. Image was then screen-printed on batiked and tie-dyed cotton fabric.