Image Size: 24” W x 17.375” H
Paper Size: 25.5” W x 18.875” H (unframed)  Available
Edition: 35
Artist's Proofs: 15
Printer's Proofs:

Throughout the world, there are so many colorful celebrations surrounding the union of two. From our provincial black and white in the west, Chinese red in much of Asia, to my favorite, the yellows and marigolds of India… each is a pageant where color defines the day. I experienced the most incredible wedding (in Hollywood, of course) of my dear Indian friend, Zari, to a wealthy Brit, Peter. The ceremony was complete with elephants, glittering saris, a cacophony of sitars and garlands of marigolds and teddy bear mums, the likes and hues that I have never experienced before. Here, tribute to my friends in the tones of the sun, as everlasting as their now 20 year love affair.

Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic and gold paint on watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in a mixture of archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, with insets of painted wood, wrapped in fragments from a late 1800’s wedding shawl from India, surrounded with borders of Yixing plaster, shaped using 17th – 18th century Asian fabric stamps and chops, then gold-leafed and washed with color, adorned with 8 antiqued metal leaves with four 12th – 16th century Chinese cash coins, affixed with melted wax collected from holy temples and monasteries.

Notes on Giclée:
1. The vessel is hand-embellished by the Artist with brushwork using 8 acrylic paints and gold pen.

2. The flowers and large green leaves are hand-embellished by the Artist using 26 acrylic and fluorescent paint colors accented with heavy palette knife work.

3. Artist hand-embellishes on “fabric” with gold paint and gold pen.

4. All Editions and Proofs signed and numbered by the Artist with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Printed using archival inks on fine art watercolor paper.

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