Saturday, August 16, 2008

Detachment

Even today, in certain parts of the world, it is still possible to come across true wandering mendicants, detached from home and comforts. My above portrait is Rupa Goswami, a 16th century renunciate, devotional poet, and philosopher who lived in the land of Vrndavana, India. This is a 4 by 6 inch linocut. Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

aimee said...

this is beautiful, nicola. what a peaceful interpretation of the word detach.

packages are going in the mail monday morning - i've gotten a little distracted by the olympics this week:)

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Sandra said...

Love this! it captures the meaning of 'detach' beautifully. She is very peaceful and serene.

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Nicola said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments! Kannan, yes, this print is now available at my Etsy store (the link is on the front page of this blog). :)

Q. said...

love love love. good message, great image.

Nicky Linzey said...

A wonderful interpretation of the theme this week.

tanaudel said...

Simple and strong. I really like the use of the single colour - it lifts the picture.

soulbrush said...

he looks like a yogi..fascinating illo.

sheree said...

lovely linocut work

i also really like your "woman with lemon" it reminds me of something Picasso would paint :)

Curious Art said...

I always love your linocuts. You really have mastered the medium. Great take too.

ellifolks said...

Beautiful! It has an ancient feel to it. Great lino cut!

Distressing Delilah said...

Beautiful work here.

Emily said...

Lovely block print! The touch of yellow works beautifully.

Dot said...

that's very cool, what a wonderful idea. I've always wanted to try linocut artwork.

kathy hare said...

a wonderful and profound response to the word.. lovely

Connie said...

How I love your work including the lovely clean lines in your header.

asha said...

Rupa Goswami. Interesting. If you don't mind me asking, are you a follower of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition?