Saturday, June 14, 2008

Love in the air 2008


Love in the Air 2008 - Mixed media etching prints and acrylic paintings on traditional Tanka canevasses with real gold paint.

This series is produced during 2008. It is strongly inspired by my recent trips to Europe which have marked my mind with places and communication habits. The omnipresence of computers, mobile phones, PDA are for me a great opportunity for lovers to exchange feelings and emotions. There is a magic in the air which makes it full of messages and vibration. The reference to famous landmarks such Taj Mahal, Eifel tower or the Statue of Liberty express my perception of the global culture, global village, global background for Love. I visited many of these landmarks and monuments. I also replace some of the traditional attributes of Hindu Goddesses such as Laxmi or Sarwasti with the modern tools of knowledge and financial power.Lotus, clubs, bows are replaced by mobile phone and computers who are so much entering our lifes and transforming the Love and Power game. I like also to mix East & West references because the deep cross fertilisation between Asian and European culture is a fact of my personal life. I studied in Germany and UK, traveled all over Europe and married a Belgian man but I still enjoy my life in Nepal. For these canvasses, I have used a traditional Tanka painting technique with real gold & silver paint.





Hereafter a few clues to decrypt the symbols that I use in the pictures.

Lotus – Symbol of Purity, Education, wisdom.

Horse – Symbol of Feeling and active movement.

Eye - Symbol of Sensitiveness.

Third eye – Symbol of our own soul.

Wire – Symbol of Connection.

Deer - Symbol of heart and mind. jump in a same way as deer.

Flower – Symbol of Love.

Elephant – Symbol of Power.

Bull - Symbol of boldness and assertiveness.

Bird – Symbol of Freedom and unlimited travel.

Tortoise – Symbol of Patience.

Moon – Symbol of Romance.

Clouds – Symbol of Dream.



Colors symbols

Pink – Symbol of Romance.

Sky Blue – Symbol of Freedom and openness.

White – Symbol of Peace.

Gold – valuable and Unique.

Green – Symbol of Positive & Nature

Red - Symbol of Warmth, Excitement, Attraction, Passion .

Purple – Symbol of Mystery.

Yellow – light , sun.

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2 comments:

Akileija said...

Ragini, I love your new series. You should sell the one with Nokia mobile phone to the company. Best regards
Leena

rajdeep said...

Hi ragini aunty..
Today I had my art presentation about you in my college, here in chicago. I presented your artworks, pictures and little about you. They all liked your art and told me to post the best regards..
Keep up the good work..
Best wishes..!!
-Rajdeep Baniya