Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Peaceable Liaison

Peaceable Liaison

8" x 10"

Acrylic on Wood Panel

This painting is SOLD.

This painting was inspired by my interest in folk art, especially the colorful art of tribal India. I love to immerse myself in the brightly colored, exquisitely detailed designs and patterns that can be found in Kutch embroidery and Mughal miniatures. This painting reflects the vividness of color and the undeniable exuberance that are the hallmarks of these types of traditional works. I created these patterns and color choices to reference the design qualities of Indian art while bringing the essence to a modern, contemporary audience through the medium of abstract art. My abstract paintings are very process-oriented and carry a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life. While working on paintings that are this detailed and colorful, I become so immersed in the work that applying paint becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos (similar to the concept of mushin). My abstract art is heavily inspired by my world travels, particularly my visits to remote tribal villages in the Kutch region of India, as well as my visits to temples and roadside shrines in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

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