Thursday, February 3, 2011

India's Perfect Wedding

Color Pencil
55.9 x 40.6 cm
Jan 2011

          This piece focuses on the beauty of traditional Indian weddings, which are normally are performed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Muslims. Bright colors, beautiful fabrics, and grand decorations are always present. I chose to focus on the traditional flowers used and the specific henna that the brides wear. The specific flower chosen was a pink orchid so that it's femininity would contrast with the darker brown of the henna. Each henna design was combined and used specifically for these wedding ceremonies. The significance of the bride wearing henna on her wedding day is to signify the strength of love in the marriage.

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