Profile / The Caravan - October 2013

Blue Like Her: What Identity Means to Siona Benjamin

When I asked Benjamin about the influences on her work, she sighed and gave me a long, breathless list that included Islamic calligraphy, Buddhist thangkas, calendar art, Amar Chitra Katha, Andy Warhol, Persian miniatures, Bollywood posters, and feminism. “I like ornate. I like storytelling,” Benjamin said. “I am not a white male artist. I am an Indian Jewish feminist artist.”

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