Saraswati

concept

This artwork celebrates the birth of the Saraswati, goddess of wisdom, art, and knowledge. It is believed that Saraswati was born on Vasant Panchami, the festival welcoming the arrival of Spring. It is considered the most auspicious day to begin laying one’s educational foundation. The painting depicts Saraswati stood gracefully on a large lotus seed pod, playing sweet music to her Vahana (mount), the Swan. Inspired by Spring in all its glory, the painting preserves the beauty of nature. A beauty that served as an inspiration to preserve and use real lotus flowers, a precious flower in Hindu mythology, in the painting. By book-pressing them in different stages of decay, the flowers form a vivid tableau showcasing the Lotus’s transition from birth to death. Recreated digitally, the flowers are a tribute to the timelessness beauty of nature.

execution

Artwork Type: Mixed media art.

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First sketched digitally then printed on a 3x5ft canvas.

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Book-pressed lotuses were recreated on photoshop and placed throughout the painting. Then hand-painted with oil-based paints.

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Detailing was done with crushed gold leaves. Electroplated jewellery was an added layer. Mother of pearl is used to represent the feathers of the Swan.

Saraswati

Lord Saraswati Image
Lord Saraswati
Lord Saraswati
Lord Saraswati
Lord Saraswati