Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Vishnu’s wife, embodiment of beauty… this week’s work in progress on ‘Blue Tiger’ Sculpture Tattoo.
This blue Biro drawing is inspired by a vintage painting of Lakshmi and an image of a beautiful Italian film star!
Lakshmi’s curves are enhanced by drawing her body over the muscular shoulder of the tiger.Her head is positioned at 90 degrees to Vishnu’s head drawn on the tiger’s back.
Symbolism plays a large part in the work I make forming an intricate web of analogies. Using objects as I find them for making art is also an important part of the process; imperfections tell their own story and if you look closely there are scratches on the surface of the sculpture that have been deliberately retained.
Last weeks tattoo drawing ‘King of India’ was drawn over the tiger sculpture’s back leg. Vishnu’s hand is layered through the Bengal tiger’s face.
This work in progress highlights the familiarity of tigers iconic beauty and their symbolic importance to humanity.