This piece is a part of my series “Shades of a Woman”. Here, the woman in the painting sits lost in thought, completely at peace within herself while chaos occurs around her. With this painting, I have tried to gap the bridge between the mind and imagination. The hands portrays the influences that create an imbalance in a woman’s mind on a daily basis. This woman is capable of overcoming these elements by finding peace within herself by quiet reflection thereby shutting out all these irrelevant voices and listening to her own. This painting was created as an outcome of all the chaos that I witness in the society- both inwardly and outwardly. I wondered how a woman would deal with it all. Though this painting was painted during an unhappy period, I have tried to evoke a feeling hope and positivity with the message that peace and stability is still possible even when you are surrounded by anarchy. You can energize your mind in a way that opposes the influences that various characters try to infuse in it.