Monday, July 9, 2012

Folk Valley

Today I did something thats been on my list for a while! I finally got to sit with some folk artists and work with their lovely vegetable dyes. A friend and I went to the valley school in Bangalore - a gorgeous space, very much like auroville, and in their artists village, amidst music and much energy, we painted and watched and listened to the artists as they related stories and sang songs about their art :) lovely!

 Banyan trees have special powers. They heal souls and exude peace. 

 the initial form that Rabia's art took

painting a pattachitra bird

my folk art dreams finally coming true :)

The colours arent spot on, I clicked this picture half in the dark! But heres my first foray into folk art! 

The tale of how the magical urn of life that poured endless amounts of nectar filled the soul, so everything - the trees, birds, sea, fish and lotus, the entire universe exists within you.


  1. I love how you've taken the tribal art and made it your own.
    Am also feeling slightly dejected. I should have been there too instead of not making much headway at my desk here :-P
    There will be another time!

  2. Thanks priya,it was hugely experimental :) wish you had come as well, i was really surprised when heena told me that the priya shed invited was you! but yes, another time. am craving to own some of these vegetable dyes!should get some and we can play with it some more :) joy!


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