Among the numerous motifs that adorn the crafts of Sri Lanka, the mythical figure of makara stands out as one of the most fascinating configurations.While canturies back this motif with a few design variations, adorn the the gateways of temples and palaces of Sri Lanka it is hardly used as a decorative symbol in the contemporary art scence.
This particular work is inspired by this mythical figure of makara( Dragon)adorning such a gateway, giving glimpse of the the architectural layouts that lay within the guarded gateway. Signed in Sinhala ( Sri lankan Language) All my work paintings that are moments of meaningful understanding. memorises. Each piece is one of a kind for the buyer receive a unique piece just for themselves.
Original Dragon intrepretation.
The Elephants tusk- represents Dexterity
Paws of a Lion- strength
Ears of a Boar- acute hearing
Body of a Fish- movement
Teeth and Jaws of a crocodile – Demand for respect
Eyes of a monkey- Vision
100cm x 100cm
acrylic on canvas