John Gilbert Giclee op Katoenpapier "Guru Kaveri"Ges Gen Ged
(1966). " Guru Kaveri " Giclee op handgemaakt katoen-papier, 2013. Gesigneerd, genummerd, gedateerd, oplage: 20 exemplaren, hier nr 2 van 20. Motief grootte: 50 x 50 cm. Blad grootte: 61 x 62 cm.
I create art with everyday objects that are familiar and deeply ingrained in indian culture. Bhakti (devotion) art is made using body stickers, tattoos and Bindi. The body tattoos are a street smart alternative to the hand drawing of henna on the arms of Indian brides. Bindi, which mark the third eye, can be worn for adornment for marriage, to show a woman is married, and by both sexes, for fashion.
I use these materials in paintings and sculptures in a repetitive process, which is a meditation, a dialogue, and a commentary on indian culture. In the creation of bhakti art, it is as if india and i discover each other, over and over, each time a new experience.? John gilbert 2012 mysore, india