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Utensils Market, Bikaner

Utensils Market, Bikaner

Screen Print on Somerset paper
38cm x 57cm

A few years ago I visited India and fell in love with the colours, patterns, chaos and charm of the place. I loved the quiet temples, the busy markets, the painted havellis and decorated palaces. I made a lot of paintings and prints from my research when I returned, and am still using some of the information I gathered!

In India, there were animals wandering about everywhere, and lots of cows - at traffic lights, where apparently they loved the fumes, in busy markets, and we once came across one wandering the wrong way down a dual carriageway! This cow was in Bikaner, in the local market. Cows are sacred in India, and in Bikaner especially so; they have a Jain Temple at the heart of the town with hundreds of sacred cows which wander about by day and drift home to the temple when they get peckish or want to bed down for the night.

Please note that this is a handmade print and there may be slight variations in the edition. Each piece is unique!