A yakshi is a female earth spirit, accepted as a symbol of fertility by the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain faiths.
She is usually portrayed as a wide-hipped, voluptuous woman.
In these drawings with collages, I compared the images of idealized women in 3rd century to that of today
found in fashion magazines. By comparing the two I was stating the similarities between them. The images show
how our thinking is still the same. Earlier we wanted voluptuous bodies and today we want skinny bodies,
but both are idealized woman forms. These images shows the pain woman go through in order to look perfect,
and also these images touches on the idea of male gaze. The phrase “male gaze” refers to the frequent framing
of objects of visual art so that the viewer is situated in a “masculine” position of appreciation.