We Can Do It

By: Khushbu Desai

New Delhi, India

Artist Statement

I have used the art form Mithila (which is an Indian folk art having its origins in Bihar and Jharkhand) to showcase sincere expressions for such inclusivity with different types of disabilities of people at school, in parks and in the workplace. Mithila folk art is a style of painting which is practiced extensively in India and Nepal. Colors are created using natural dyes and pigments. Since this Mithila art form has been in vogue for thousands of years, the themes of Mithila paintings are generally religious practices and culture. I used this art form to depict the social scene which signifies how differences can be embraced and inclusivity practiced.