Kolams

Pongal Kolam by Vishnu.116

A once in a lifetime trip to India took Philip on a whole other path; discovering the artform of Kolam. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India, it is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes and Kolams are created daily using powdered chalk, rice or pigments.

For Philip Kolams drew together many of his recurrent themes and his interest in geometry combined with ornamentation.

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