Detail of progress on the Seeking Kali Sari
The scenes are an updated take on the traditional myth of the goddess Kali in which she is called forth in a battle against demons throwing the world into chaos.
The piece will be modeled during the show by my wife and myself at opposite ends of the sari; masked as Kali and a demon.
Gyotaku is the ancient Japanese folk art of painting fish. The first Gyotaku were created to preserve the true record and size of species caught by Japanese anglers as far back as 1862.
I'm using this technique along with sumi-e to create the images on the fabric.
The Mobius event blog will be featuring the sari this Friday. (Now Up)
Props to the two other members of Seeking Kali, Ria Vanden Eynde and Susan Shulman for their input and encouragement.
More information on the Seeking Kali artist collective can be found on our website.