Faculty of Design





“May the Yakshi Rise Again! is a series of mixed-media illustrations that visually synthesize South Asian women’s issues with feminist concepts found in ancient South Asian mythology, art, and literature. The series aims to shed light on the dichotomy of femininity in South Asian culture, by contrasting its historical veneration with its current persecution, to empower South Asian women to question their repression in modern-day society.”

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Thamara Perera is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada, and has a penchant for concept art, book illustration, and editorial work. She works in a variety of mediums and finds inspiration in mythology, folk art, nature, music, and film. In her downtime, she enjoys listening to podcasts, jamming to Black Sabbath’s greatest hits, collecting discarded objects, and cuddling with her cat, Nyra.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Major In progress, 2021

Illustration Concept Art Adobe Photoshop Digital painting

2021, GradEx 106