Dimensions : H-3 W-2ft. I H-36 W-24 inches
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Paper
The depiction of forest life here showcases animals surrounding the Tree of Life. We see animals such as deers and birds sitting and resting under the shade of the tree of life. Tree of Life is known as "Akshaya Vata" (Akshaya means immortal and Vata means tree) in Hindu mythology and refers to Banyan tree.The Banyan tree is associated with many Hindu gods like Lord Shiva, the ascetic Hindu God; and Yama, the God of death. It represents one's spiritual aspirations and detachment from materialism.
About the Art- Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practised by one of the largest tribes in central India. The word Gond comes from ‘Kond’ which means green mountains and tribal people are called Gondis as they live mainly in the lush green mountains of Madhya Pradesh. It is done to preserve and communicate the culture of the Gond tribal community. Gond tribal art includes folk dances, folk songs, and Gond paintings. Bright colours such as red, yellow, blue, green, etc., are commonly used in Gond art. Natural colours are obtained from charcoal, colored soils, plants, leaves, cow dung, etc. Gond paintings also depict a variety of subjects such as animals and birds, mythical creatures, gods and goddesses, tree of life, local deities, aspects of village life and various folktales. The present-day Gond paintings have evolved from Digna and Bhittichitra. Apart from painting of walls and canvas, Gond paintings are also done on sarees, kurtis, dupattas, handbags etc.
About the Artist- Kailash Pradhan has been practising Gond art for the last 15 years and has learnt this art from his uncle. His signature pattern is the 'Cherchera' pattern which is inspired by the traditional cherchera festival in the Gond tribal community. He is inspired by nature and animals and incorporates a lot of this in his art like elephants, birds, trees, jungles and other wildlife. He has exhibited his art all over India. His hope is that for his family, his children and all other artists associated with him, he is able to do something worthwhile for all of them through his art.
- Size: 3 x 2 feet
- Acrylic on paper
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