Another New Work from the Patterns Series – Sari I

November 8, 2010

This is so much fun at the moment for me. I can paint and do stuff without the need to get into research and delving knee-deep in documentary and meaning and stuff like that. Just pure fun. I can let something out – my passion for intricate ornaments and patterns.

What could be more seductive than the textiles and fabrics from southeast Asia, India, Thailand etc. Their intricate and filigree patterns are pure paradise and it is a challenge for me to imitate this as a painting. Surely I could cut out a piece of a beautiful silk sari, put it on a frame and hang it on the wall – but this wouldn’t be the same – right? And who on earth would cut a beautiful silk sari into pieces? Arrrrgh…

I love to imitate things in different materials than the original in order to make them look like the original from afar but the point is they aren’t. It is a play with colours and textures and patterns and I hope you’ll like it:

“Sari I”
20″ x 15″, acrylic on paper
©Petra Voegtle





Btw – this also has been painted on heavy watercolour paper first in various hues of red and then block printed with one of my ancient Indian hand carved wooden block prints which I collected over the time. The intricate patterns are just too beautiful not to be used again.

So be sure that you will see more of these pieces…



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