Newdelhi 11.10.2019. Art can never be restricted and neither can an artist be confined to any boundaries of age, time or social status. And art that has the heart, soul and sweat of a true artist, never fails to gain recognition. And this 80-year-old tribal woman stands testament to the fact.
Jodhaiya Bai Baiga from Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is making headlines for all the right reasons. Baiga is a local resident of Lorha village in Madhya Pradesh who has been painting for over half her life. Now her artwork is being showcased at an ongoing exhibition in Milan in Italy. She has been painting ever since her husband died decades ago. Interestingly she paints everything that she observes.Baiga is overjoyed by her latest feat and is excited that her paintings have been featured at the exhibition in Milan. “I’m feeling glad that my painting is being recognised at the international platform,” she added.
“It is a proud moment for the Adivasi community as they have not had the proper education. This will motivate others from the community to come forward and indulge in these activities,” he added.
This is a proud moment for all of us. She is an inspiration to many women who think that their life hits rock bottom after a major setback. More power to you, Baiga!