Royal Procession. New Paint on Antique Paper from Cochi, India. Re-purposing materials.

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These three paintings are from Chchin (Cochi) in the southern tip of India.   There was a group of students painting on everything.  You can see from these photos, they were painting tree stumps for a unique and delightful "art happening" which reminded me of growing up in the 1960's.  One of the things which fascinates me about third world countries is the way artists use anything and everything to create beauty.  It has inspired me to reuse and re-purpose all kinds of things.  And I am working towards teaching inner city kids here in NY city to do the same.

9" x 13" unframed.  
16.5" x 13.5" framed

A note on some of these photos.  In my travels to the poorest and most remote parts of the world, it occurred to me that people would never own photos of themselves or their loved ones.  So I bring equipment to take photos and print on the spot.  That is the surprise and the small photos being held up in some of these photos.  Enjoy the art, and photos of the excited young artists. 

 Click here to view Adorable Fancy Elephant - Cochi painting on antique paper. 

Click here to view Man and Woman - Cochi Painting on antique paper

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  • 5
    Creative & Unique!

    Posted by JamNus on 22nd Feb 2020

    Fabulous idea using vintage paper for new paintings!