This figure is one of a larger set of 4. The whole mural is 11' x 6' x 6.8', and this figure is about 6' tall by 4' wide.
The ceiling panel on which this is painted is heavily textured, and is sloped at an angle facing the floor.
The figure represents a popular prankster deity honored in the part of India where my family comes from, Kerala.
I often prefer to manipulate and re-work many of the traditional iconographic schemes from my own culture. As an heir to these traditions, I feel sort of justified (and even compelled) to do so.
However, while I did take some liberties with this figure, the deity's form closely approximates the accepted way in which he is represented in northern Malabar.
2006 Gay Pride Mural: Blessings of my Brethren 8' x 15'
Resin Fountain 1
De Colores y Las Flores 1
De Colores Y Las Flores 1B
AquatiScope: Twirling Euglena view 1
JD Rivers Sign
JD Rivers Sign Detail
Vishnu Detail 3
Blessings of my Brethren Detail 1
Blessings of my Brethren Detail2
Blessings of my Brethren Detail3
Blessings of my Brethren Detail4
Blessings of my Brethren Detail21
Blessings of my Brethren Detail23
Large Puppets 1 & 3
Large Puppet 2: Prince Coral 5'10" a
Large Puppet 2: the Coral Prince 5'10" b
Large Puppet 2: the Coral Prince 5'10" c
Large Puppet 3: Pearl Pox 7' a
2 Snakes and a Tree
Adishwari, detail from a ceiling mural.
Karimkutty, Malabar Folk Deity
Karimkutty, Malabar Folk Deity 2
Dr. Seuss Hat, Low Relief
JD Rivers Park Chair
JD Rivers Park Chair2
JD Rivers Park Chair3
JD Rivers Park Chair4
JD Rivers Park Chair5
JD Rivers Park Chair6
JD Rivers Park Chair7
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" a
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" b
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" c
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" detail 1
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" detail 2
Big Boar, 11' x 6' x 6' 8" detail 3
Alternate Views of Resin Fountian 1
De Colores y Las Flores 2
The Peace Wheel Garden Trellis
The Fish Ladder
Resin Fountain 2
Resin Fountain 2, Night View
Components of the Shetkastone Fountain