Friday, February 20, 2009

My renditions of Warli

I've got more pictures to share. These are called Blue and Firefly. By the way, the previous two pictures were called: Harvest (the green, yellow and red one), and Cloud Landing (landing on clouds and riding on kites).

p.s. These figures and motifs are known as Warli, a well-loved folk art from India. They are painted on mud walls by village folk. I've used these exuberant 'wall people' to create bright and colourful pictures, pictures that tell a tale...

The little people on the wall...

I've been obsessed with the little people on the wall for as long as I can remember. My versions on paper.

Little white people...

paint and rice powder and moonbeams,

starlight and dreams,

homes and hearts,

villages and life,

little white people of Warli,

dance your life on mud walls.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009