‘Take me to the city,’ the young girl whispers to the train, as it passes her dusty village.
Her name is Teju. She is now a middle aged woman, and in this book, she has narrated her incredible journey from endemic poverty into the rich inner world of art, in her self-taught style of lines and dots.
Page after page of sumptuous art is witness to a woman’s life, caught between endemic poverty and a rich imaginative inner world. Drawing from the City reflects upon hardship while also celebrating the remarkable story of a spirited woman.
Drawing from the City is silkscreen printed by hand, and hand-bound.