Ganesha, god of new undertakings and remover of obstacles, captures the essence of modern, evolving India. He brings fortune and success, and is the guide to dealing with the challenges that come with them.
sacred and secular indian architecture | Unique works on paper
Railings Gallery, Marylebone
7th – 31st October 2019
Crumbling palaces, echoing pillared halls, mesmerizing carving and dreams in stone are the inspiration for this, Natasha Kumar’s latest show at Railings Gallery, an exhibition of unique works on paper that captures the essence of Indian architecture.
They are the spaces and elements she seeks out on her journeys around North India. The sense of place, rich emotion and meaning that she finds, Natasha brings back to us conveyed through rich colours, intricate design, subtle and evocative textures. Always with a twist that makes her work unique, and exciting.
In that spirit, and with Diwali approaching, is Ganesha | New Beginnings, gazing from his stone step-well niche. Ever ready to assist us on our own journeys of fortune and success, he carries his symbolic implements in hand: the broken tusk to write the Vedas; the goad to check and guide; the mace to strike obstacles. And a bowl of ladoos, sweet blessings.