kiskiKAHANI (the Ramayana Project)

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Ramayana Forest Series

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These illustrations by Kunal Anand depict a scene from the Aranya Kanda where Sita is approached by the demon Maricha who has transformed himself into a splendid golden deer. Entranced by the beauty of the deer, Sita pleads with Rama to capture it for her.

Rama chases the deer leaving Lakshmana, his brother, to protect his wife. Rama’s arrow finds its mark and as the demon leaves the body of the golden deer, he cries out in Rama’s voice, “Lakshmana! HELP!”

Lakshmana unwillingly leaves Sita’s side to find his brother. With the coast clear, Ravana appears in the guise of an ascetic and asks Sita for food. As she prepares to serve him, innocent Sita is carried away by Ravana.

Jatayu, a vulture, tries to rescue Sita, but is mortally wounded…

Kunal Anand is a multi-discipline designer working across various mediums with a distinctive and recognizable style. Working on print, digital, web, illustration, corporate identities and even sculpture, his bursting portfolio proves that he hasn’t been lacking inspiration.  Kunal works under the design alias Cabein.

The pieces featured here are mixed media: photography, collage, spray can painting and silkscreen. Each piece is approximately A3 in size and mounted on dark wood 1cm thick.