I became interested in Hindu deities whilst working in India, buying antiques. This was my first real job after art school and it led to a life-long sympathy for the subcontinent. In Shaktism she is the supreme being; the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power. She is dependent on no one but interdependent with the entire universe. The Aryan Swastika is an ancient Indian symbol that was misappropriated by the Nazi party for propaganda purposes. It is widely used in Indian Religions, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke 'shakti' or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. Here Zsuzsanna’s body makes the form of the swastika in the clockwise direction to claim back that symbol from Nazism. She looks ancient and divine lying on that sumptuous fur, her skin tones melding beautifully with the animal’s.

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