Thar Desert

This painting is of the Thar desert in Northwest India. It is a diptych which has two separate paintings joined together and is a panoramic view of exotic imagery from the Rajasthan region. It is a classical realistic painting focusing on the rendering of drapery and figures in a barren landscape setting infused by sunset's vibrant colors.

The magenta colored figure wearing the typical patterned, hooded robe is dancing at the Hindu spring religious festival of Lath mar Holi in Barsana, India where brightly colored fluorescent powder and colored water is thrown on the woman acting as shepherdesses.

The madonna type scene with the woman cradling the girl in the yellow dress in front of the Persian rug backdrop on the left side between the girl and the man was taken from the Deep Forest video 'Sweet Lullaby'.