Friday, December 7, 2012

I Swear on Babaji

This piece was created on a recycled paint advertisement from Lowe's.  It folds in two places. 

I Swear on Babaji
I frequent the University Bookstore in Seattle and about every two months I buy the latest issue of Cote Sud.  If you have never seen this French magazine it is well worth the effort to look for it.  Barnes and Noble carries it usually as well.  Anyway, I find inspiration leafing through the magazine. Recently there was a section that covered India.  I have always been amazed at the vibrancy and the wealth of color found in India.  This got me thinking about a film that came out a few years ago, Bend It Like Beckham.  I love that movie and we rewatched it last week. 

In the film the main character has to swear that she is telling the truth.  Thus she swears to an ancestor, Babaji.  Also there is a funny part about getting married and the women at a celebration start talking about juicy, juicy, mangoes.   This was my inspiration for this piece.


ingridp said...

Oh John, this is fabulous!
I sent you a December act yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is wonderful! So vibrant and juicy on it's own! LOVE it! I mean it! Love that GREEN!!!

anonymous said...

This colour combo is one of my favourites! Loved the film too. Happy Christmas, John - keep on making these exciting pieces.

tgarrett said...

Very nice my friend- I love the long horizontal format- you work with that so well. Great colors! I just love magenta and with that bluegreen-WOW! Wonderful piece.

Jill said...

Love it! So much fun.