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Rangoli Landscapes

Rangoli Inspired Landscapes!


Diwali is one of my favorite festivals and I have spent every year (since I was 10, I think) making at least one rangoli at the doorstep, no matter which country I was in. I even made one with spices like turmeric, salt and chilli powder in my first year in New York since I didn't have the rangoli colors and didn't know where to find them!

These mini landscapes are inspired by those colorful thresholds that adorn every house in India during the festival. They are mixed media artworks - alcohol ink, gouache and gold leaf on wooden panels, and were later sealed in with resin giving a glass like shine.

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Thistle and Weeds