Saffron Trail Warli
Saffron Trail Warli uses the color orange to symbolize the ancient network of trade routes, Saffron Trail, that connected east-west communities and cultures.
Original piece of art created with love and acrylics on canvas. The original is 24" x 30". This beautiful piece has won some notable mentions:
- Included in Austin City Hall's People's Gallery 2018 exhibit.
- Published in FlyLite Jet Airways Inflight magazine.
Warli is a tribal art form from India, originally done by the people of the Warli tribe. Warli paintings have been a tradition that dates back to more than four thousand years. The Warlis use simple forms like circles (to depict the sun and the moon) and triangles (to depict mountains and trees) to produce these intricate works of art. These paintings are done as murals on cob walls using a rice flour paste, which is why the foreground is always white. In my case, I have tried to depict the union between this tradition and modern life. I have maintained the tradition by keeping the foreground white and added backgrounds of varied colors and textures to indicate modern times.