Last week I finished a piece based on one of the most complex Hindu deities, Kali Ma, the Dark Mother.Of course she also has a benevolent side but usually when you see her she is in her dark mode of destruction. Usually standing above the dead body of Shiva....don't worry he comes back. He's a god after all. She apparently also fought Sinbad...here she is now...
Thought I'd share some images of a piece I just finished. This is my Kali, the Dark Mother.
She is life size and I am currently building a class proposal around this concept. If you're in Missoula you can stop by the store Tsunami on Higgins Ave. and check her out in person.
One missing feature that I deliberated long and hard on is the traditional Kali tougue. I tried it and it was too much for this particular piece. Instead I sort of insinuate it.It is usually bright red and sort of like Gene Simmons. In fact I really think that he used her as inspiration. You compare and decide: