An installation made after an earlier painting (1995).
This installation was made for the exhibition ‘ a Woman’s Hand’ in the Chitranikatan Gallery in Trivandrum.
Sati is an old tradition in Rajastan (India). When the man of a married couple died, the woman, while alive, followed the man in his cremation to die along with him. This way she followed him into the other world. This was a way out of becoming the woman of the conquerer, who killed her husband. Where ever Sati is being committed, you will find a stone with chiselled hands on it.
Later on, I transformed the hands into candles to put them on the wall, as a welcome to a house for women in Trivandrum (India).