The Introspective Artist: Mahatajin Rumana Shuchi

Despite being an inevitable force of life as whole, change is always treated as a criminal word. If life was a movie then change definitely would have made it to the top 10 most wanted criminal list, at least in my life’s movie. This is the headspace from where my journey started with this piece in particular. It started from a bitter perspective, it started from a bitter understanding.

This piece really was a change in terms of both art style and understanding for me. As a regular oil and watercolour medium artist this was my first attempt to work with charcoal. New medium, new experience; subtle diversion from the usual ways. At first this was meant to be just a portrait of a beautiful woman, however, this plan transcended and elevated on its own when a little butterfly became a part of it, and before I even noticed it there were 7 of them. Celebrating the constant flow of the free, untamed mind and the subtle unmet, unseen, unnoticed transformations of us all. Butterflies are utter perfection while exemplifying transformation, change; and incorporating multiple of them gave me, as both the artist and a passive viewer of the artwork, a sense of the constantly present flow of life that requires different versions of us in different times and situations. So, what started from a bitter view, ended in a better perspective and understanding.

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Anindita Rhine

Anindita Rhine is a senior majoring in English Literature at BRAC University. She spends most of her time looking at puppers and wishing to be the Mother-of-All-Doggos on Earth. Reach her at

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