from the sanskrit root “sev,” meaning to serve, to adore, to honour: seed sewa is an expression of solidarity + collective care beyond borders, supporting Farmers kin's resistance of neoliberal, colonial erasures + exploitation. chardikala.

Cracked Borders

by Simrah Farrukh


A Note from the Artist
Aditi, Sumeera & I produced this piece as a visual for the partition between Pakistan & India, more specifically Panjab being split between two nations. As I placed Sumeera & Aditi in a casual spot in front of a wall, I noticed a crack running down between the two them. To me this crack symbolized the physical borders and the act of the ones in power that separate sisters of a shared identity. The intertwining of their braids symbolize the strength in their sisterhood as Panjabi women. It represents their hope that no matter how elevated tensions may get between their countries, their strength and love for one another will always overrule and push through the hate.
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16 in x 20 in