Mathushaa Sagthidas presents family objects which acquire the quality of artefacts through their emotional and historical meaning in her family. Sagthidas' work is a study of her homecoming to her identity as a Tamil woman, reflecting on her mother's resilience and immigration to the UK. I was drawn to the work's balance of sensibility and strength, while Sagthidas' expression of distancing herself from her Tamil roots in the past resonates with my own experience emigrating from a country in the Global South. Peer systems and communities in immigrant circles are vital to preserve culture and language, and in Happy Tamil Women's Day the artist presents the women in her family as one such mirror of identity.
Nevan Spier, 2nd Year Sculpture.