This is the first entry of a visual journal of our first trip to India. We leave on February 20 and return home March 23 to New York. I chose this image of the blue hand as a symbolic welcome to India from Krishna. In the Hindu tradition, he is the cosmic lover and flute player with skin the color of the sky. His love of Radha and her love for him inspires people all over the world. There are many stories of their playful interactions and devotion. When I made this encaustic (an ancient form of painting with pigmented, melted wax) image, I was not thinking of Krishna! Now in retrospect, it feels like a prediction of Ned’s and my love for chanting. The birds are free flying and unbound just as we feel when we chant together. We hope on our travels to discover and feel these qualities of love and freedom! The music that is underlying the image is an actual handwritten copy from Ned’s Dad, Hart.
Go to my website: Lynnmargileth.com to view other encaustics and artworks.
Go to our website: bhaktitreasure.com for information about our new cd,featuring sacred chants and a booklet with explanations and related artwork connected to the chant themes.