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Maha Lakshmi

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Chandra Morkonda

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2019

Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 152.4cm (H) x 91.4cm (W) / 60" (H) x 36" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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I am fascinated by trees and the deities associated with them and the intertwining symbolism between the two.

In India, plants are important in Hindu mythology. Sacred plants such as Neem, Banyan, Pipal are revered for their auspicious or medicinal qualities, and their associations with a deity from the Hindu pantheon. For example, Kalpavriksha is a wish-fulfilling divine tree that comes from Samudra Manthan (the churning of milk ocean) with Lakshmi Devi. It was one of the motifs of nature worship adapted by these religions when they became established in India.

The representations of nature, including goddesses, became semi-divine beings in the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist pantheons; and their images were positioned in the temple at points of transition from worldly to sacred spaces.

My painting express these sentiments, and project a landscape that is filled with symbolism and metaphors.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1989

Hometown: Srikalahathi

Based in: Srikalahasthi

Education:
• M.F.A. in Graphics from Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.(West Bengal)2014
• B.F.A. in painting from JNTU, Hyderabad.(AndhraPradesh)2011
Awards/Scholarships:
• South zone Andhra Pradesh state award, PDAF,Mumbai(2016)
• ARNAWAZ VASUDEV Scholarship, Bangalore.(2014-2015)
• State award of POTTI SREE RAMULU TELUGU UNIVERSITY ,Hyderabad.2008
Art Shows and Participations:
Solo Show.
• KALPAVRIKSHA, Forum art gallery, Chennai(2016)
• Kalpavruksha( VAHANA series),Forum art Gallery, Chennai(2018)
Group shows.
• Hyderabad hues-Art2day gallery-Pune-2019
• art revolution taipei-Taiwan 2019
• in seatch of home - art peepal kolkata.2019
• potpourri- samanvai art gallery-jaipur-2018
• plethora of gods- forum art gallery- chennai-2018
• devotion-ica gallery-jaipur-2018
• inks & Walls, Durbar hall Gallery, Kochi-2018
• Margazhi Musings, Forum Art gallery, Chennai(2017)
• Hues of the Muse, Shree yash Art Gallery, Delhi(2017)
• Motley Hues, Gallery Vision Art, Delhi(2017)
• Group Show in Phoenix Mall– Reves Gallery, Bangalore(2017)


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