Sunday, February 13, 2011
Kalamkari paintings for Samode Safari Lodge
Apart from the gond paintings i was thinking of what other art form i could use to bring out the mood of the jungle. For the bedrooms i wanted something sophisticated and in keeping with the "being one with nature" feel.
Kalamkari paintings by J. Niranjan were my natural choice. Niranjan is one of the most talented Kalamkari artists in the country. The quality and finesse of his paintings make his work stand apart.
I took some of his existing tree of life paintings and added a twist to it. The antlers of the deer transformed into the branches of the tree, an elephant began playing with them , a monkey sitting on the branch announces the tiger's arrival.
Oh! the jungle can be such fun!