Anjali Misra – “Mother and Child”
Baby and mother elephant depicted here is a mother and child in warm and surrealistic embrace. Celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of color, these Elephants awaken this ancient festival which finds people across India and abroad, playfully smearing variety of colors on others as a greeting to the coming of spring, the color representing creation of new beginnings. It is a festive way to find laughter, explore ways to forget and forgive and repair relationships. The reference to the theme of large and small is quite apparent in the timeless mother-child connection. Though having left India decades ago, I still engage in these traditions with family and friends, being forever inspired to paint using the colorful and beautiful traditions of my home.
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