Olivia Fraser (Artist Profile)
Lithograph on paper
27” x 18” / 69 x 46 cms.
Edition of 100
(The work will be shipped without a frame, packed flat in board, or rolled in a tube).
Trees are frequently associated with gods in India and there are different tales and myths about them. In Rajasthan there's a story that Shiva and Parvati were making love when they were interrupted by the gods. Furious, Parvati cursed them and they became trees: Brahma became a Peepal tree and Vishnu became a mango tree.
In this series of works, the artist has depicted Krishna as a mango tree, following a traditional iconographic representation of Krishna surrounded by his cows (being a cowherd).
The circle represents a sacred space. Hence, the canopy of leaves is depicted in a circular manner. Cows are often painted with spots (or hand-impressions) and we see this depiction in this image as well.
The colours reflect the natural colours as well as blue and gold; considered to be associated with Krishna and divinity.
The series features three works. The works can be hung together as a set (please refer to third image). The other works are listed separately on the website, and the price listed here is for a single artwork only. The set is also listed as a separate product, and available at a discounted pricing.