The Vanaras are at the gates.
With their new arsenal of RAMA’s divine bow and celestial missiles even the ancient defences of Lanka Palace cannot withstand the anger of the disposed Vanara; surely they are but a stone’s throw from destroying the evil royal family and everyone within the gilded walls of the exclusive palace.
But hang on the sound of chariots grows closer. Could the VIP occupant stop Hanuman, Rama and Laksman in their tracks?
I’ve been resisting colouring Rama totally blue as he’s depicted in ancient paintings, miniatures and murals, not out of disrespect BUT to create a distinctive design that is unique to the time and place of my interpretation. I have been inspired by the late British painter and writer Patrick Heron whose work I saw before his death. His work was known for its confident use of colour fields painted with small brushes. In his writing he talked about the powerful nature of colour when it overwhelms the viewer, whilst blue pigment was chosen because it was so expensive and therefore unique in today’s over saturated towns and cities full of plastic and screens - color is not as rare and exclusive experience as it once was. In a past art work I created this very problem, fortunately I resolved it by breaking up the space with a irregular patterns that helped, along with a chance meeting with a beggar in Bangkok, come up with Rama’s design. Imbued with divine power in this and next issue he is awash with a consistent blue like his traditional representations.
I’d like to thank my patrons who have given me the opportunity to resolve this problem in Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, over 47 issue and I’m nearly done, these are…
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