Rachna Chhachhi's latest work depicts Mother Earth's agony

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Artist Rachna Chhachhi in her fifth solo exhibition titled "The Ugly Earth" showcased her paintings, which depicts Mother Earth pleading to humanity to reverse the damage before it becomes irreversible.

The entire collection of her paintings has one protagonist - the earth, represented by a lonely woman as Vasundhara, the Earth Goddess in stark.

"She has her back to you, as she feels dejected by the lack of concern by human beings towards the degradation around her," said Rachna about her paintings, which are on display at the India Habitat Centre here till October 6.

"Art for art's sake does not have any meaning if it does not make a difference. This is my way of raising funds for the environment. In these paintings, I have shown earth through a feminine entity in various stages of despair," she added.

Fifty per cent of the proceeds of the paintings sold will go towards the WWF India Projects.

"This exhibition is an expression of solidarity with the conservation movement. We thank corporates and individuals for supporting WWF-India and the artist in our effort to promote awareness of global environmental concerns," said Ravi Singh, CEOWWF India.

Rachna describes her creative process as unpredictable and extremely fulfilling.

"The idea comes first very often but sometimes, you have to let the painting take its own world. Sometimes the final picture may not be the same as the germinating idea. Then there are other times when four things from different sources combine together," she said.

Niten Mehta, Founder and Managing Partner, Bank on Art, said that Rachna is an artist who has taken up a cause and presented it in the best and the most aesthetic manner.

She achieves the purpose through her works with so much grace, and this is what pulled me to her works, Mehta added. (ANI)

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