This work is a part of a new series the artist worked on during the pandemic.
The series - The Raksha masks in Sri Lanka came in to use in pre historic eras in the times of pandemics as means of warding off sicknesses through ritualistic perfomances of dance and music. This rituals has had an immense effect on the influence on the art and architectural of Sri Lanka (formally known as Ceylon) through the decades till date.
In this particular piece the artist explores use of the decorative aspect of Raksha design and detail on local buildings, at the entrances to ward off evil and sickness. the by gone days of superstition and today as a symbol of tradition art decor.
signed in artist native language( SInhala) mix media oil/acrylic/collage painting.
Artist is an award winner at the London art Biennale in 2019.
100cm x 100cm