In an exhibition sometime back I found these beautifully cut pieces of soft wood. I picked them up and stashed them in my art bunker which contains all kinds of old and new scraps.
Yesterday I picked them out and along with them fell out my messy tupperware needle box. I had an idea which was actually borrowed. When I went to judge a drawing competition in the local zoo, teenagers had come up with some brilliant techniques. The theme was – asian elephant . Amongst those entries was one which I will never forget. It was an outline of an elephant, a cartoon with fat body and short stubby legs filled with pop art inside it in various shapes and colours. Only one child thought out of the box and I fought for her case. She got a consellation prize that day.
I incorporated her idea and implemented it in the Indian folk art format. I used acrylic paints and left over gold threads and upcycled some old colourful beads for the hanging. for little bells below, I used some old trinkets I had along with some more beads.
I like the result. I would love to hear your feed back and recommendations too.