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My Sister's Hand in Mine 4

In the tribal Aarey Colony of Goregaon near Mumbai, two girls, one 16 and one 17, committed suicide by jumping into a well in November 2018. Before jumping in they apparently both set their WhatsApp statuses to 'goodbye'. Before jumping in, they dressed nicely and took a selfie. They are said to have been inseparable, always wearing matching clothing. Police theories range from bad break-ups with their boyfriends to a tragic love affair with one another. In any event, their sadness is not evident from their selfie, in which they look cheerful and celebratory.


Acrylic and glitter on wood, 8" x 10"


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Taken on February 3, 2019