Polka Dot Ganesha
Vijay Sharon Govender
Painting - Acrylics
This is a painting with dual intepretations. On the one hand it is a literal representaton of an elephant decorated in dots. On the other hand the elephant represents the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, who is worshipped at rituals as the One who clears obstacles. In India elephants have elaborate decoration as they parade the streets. This is an African elephant ( identified by the big ears) yet HE is bedecked as an Indian elephant. This derives from my identity as an Indian born in South Africa.
May 19th, 2010
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