Day 28: Bali

It has been such a huge honour to learn about today’s creative and their beautiful artwork (@shubhankar_bali on Instagram). Bali’s own personal definition of what it means to be a creative feminist is so profound and is so incredibly timely with the injustices of the world right now. 

Please may you introduce yourself and your practice.
My name is Bali (@shubhankar_bali on Instagram) and I am a young architect and a self-taught artist. My practice involves spatial design and research. Visual and performing arts for me are mediums to express myself, my thoughts, opinions and emotions towards the events that I experience in my life.

How did you develop your practice?
I started to paint and dance in order to heal and sometimes distract from the traumas of my childhood. My mother was my first inspiration and then as I grew old, I tried to tell the stories of other women whom I met in my life because I felt a deep connection to their struggle. Their will-power also inspired me to keep pushing through despite any circumstances. Later, while studying architecture in college, I was introduced to wider experiences and I learned that I could raise important questions and then find solutions via design. I am still very young but I do believe in making positive changes with whatever I do in future.

What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
I’m inspired by the fact that I was fortunate enough to develop the skills that I could and if I stay sincere I can make this world a better place for someone like myself who wasn’t lucky enough.

What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
A creative feminist for mean would mean someone who is strong enough to stand up when they see injustice, soft enough to care for the ones in need and responsible enough to work towards making better changes. Who isn’t prejudiced in any way and who isn’t selfish.

You are already making the world a better place, Bali. Thank you for the beautiful work you do. Please give Bali a huge, warm welcome to the community by following his page on Instagram – @shubhankar_bali and by commenting your thoughts below. It’s been such a pleasure to welcome you onboard the community Bali.

If you would like to commission a piece of work by Bali or work with him on a project, please direct message him via Instagram.

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