Does This Mother Kali Image Upset You?

This is 17-year-old, Mumbai-based artist Priyanka Paul. She has taken creative license in transforming centuries old Goddesses into modern day artistic expressions.

She recently did a series on female goddesses in which she reimagined goddesses from cultures across the world as modern-day women, inspired from Indian poet Harnidh Kaur’s poem, “Pantheon”.

In a recent interview she stated, “It [the series] talks about oppression across cultures, and the reclaiming of female bodies, sexualities and voices across different cultures. The point of them being goddesses was to put across the idea of women today being goddesses like the mythological ones — strong, fierce, and epitomes of feminine divinity.”

You can buy prints of these from RedBubble and PosterGully. You can also follow her work on Instagram.

This is the Indian goddess of power, Kali.