Innocence

1993

Permindar Kaur
Childhood is often the subject of Kaur's work and she is especially known for making sculptural figures that resemble soft toys which have a pervading, sinister edge. Religious imagery also features in her practice and 'Innocence' comprises a tiny child's dress in bright orange, a important colour in Sikhism that represents joy. Held in the sash on the dress is a Kirpan sword (one of the five Ks of the Sikh religion); on this small garment it suggests an uneasy confluence of adulthood and childhood.
  • Artwork Details: 60 x 72cm
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  • Material description: cotton and iron
  • Credit line: © the artist. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020.
  • Theme: Experience
  • Medium: Relief
  • Accession number: ACC59/1995
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