October 18, 2018

Fine Art

NRITYA

Nritya is a Sanskrit word for dance or play.

It is a narrative type of Bharatanatyam dance in southern India
Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil
Nadu. The theoretical foundations of Bharatanatyam are found in Natya Shastra.

The lady in the painting depicts the beautiful bond of praising the Most High, in
her graceful pose with hands joined together symbolizing the relationship
between fading creation (humans) and the immoral supreme One, an attempt to
capture the pure joy and an expression of one being in awe of the God’s majesty.
Here, towards left side humans are compared or symbolized with flowers which
are in earthen shades with a lining of gold representing the breath of God in each
of His creation. The quote leaning to His creation is in Tamil which says, I will
praise the Lord with Dance!

Acrylic on Canvas

30 inch x 40 inch

JEEVANA SHAILI

Warli painting is a style of tribal art created by Adivasi’s from North Sahyadri
range in India. This tribal art originated from Maharashtra, where it is still
practiced today. The Warli culture is centered around the concept of Mother
nature and elements of nature are often focal point depicted in Warli painting.
Farming is their main way of life and a large source of food for the tribe. They
greatly respect nature and wildlife for sources that they provide for life.
The ritual paintings are usually done inside the huts of the village. The walls are
made with a mixture of branches, earth and cow dung that make a red ochre
background. The Warli only use white pigment to create their painting. White
pigment is made from a mixture of rice paste and water, with gum as a binder.
They use a bamboo stick chewed at the end to give it a texture of a paintbrush.
These types of designs were done only during special occasions like wedding or
festivals.
This painting is about the lifestyle of this tribe, in the center is the tree of life
around which women are involved in formation and dance. Towards the right and
left columns the daily life of this tribe is portrayed.

Acrylic on Canvas

30 inch x 40 inch

BETIYAN

Betiyan in hindi is a word for ‘daughters’.
India has birthed many kind hearted, intelligent, strong girls. Girls in India are
always considered as gentle doves, fragrance and light of one’s home. But it is not
the same in every home.
In the painting, the two daughters are weighed with culture limitations, cruelty of
being born as a female, caged in others decisions and child marriage. Many
daughters have lost their dreams, in the reality of child marriage, dowry, child
bearing and the dreadful live of being a widow.
The ache of my heart is for our daughters!
I love a quote from the book Girls with Swords by Lisa Bevere, which says – ‘We
are extraordinary heroic daughters of the Most High God who behave virtuously,
mature brilliantly, and still live with the intent of enhancing the lives of others’
The words written at the left are the same words translated in hindi language.
This is my vision for our lands daughters!
That they soar in the wings of freedom of being a daughter, that her dreams and
desires would be made reality and she would be fearless, bold, courageous and
live to enhance the lives of others.

Acrylic on Canvas

30 inch x 40 inch