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Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Wishing Tree


A conceptual wishing tree greets you as you enter the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Kalpataru is an Indian mythical wish fulfilling tree.  This one was made in Delhi by a group of artists.  Inspiration for the piece comes from nature with trees and plants used in Indian rituals being represented, including the mayo tree, banana plant, champ flower, jack fruit and lotus plant.  The parrot and bright yellow and orange make me think of sunshine.




9 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

I love this tree.
Didn't know about this Indian ritual.
So nice.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, this is very pretty. I wish I was there to see it in person.

Gunn said...

Great artistic work!

William Kendall said...

Very colourful!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a beautiful structure to represent a beautiful concept. I just wish that my Christmas tree would decorate itself!

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, that looks nice. I'm hoping to go to the V and A soon and I do not expect I will miss it.

Bill Nicholls said...

Maybe I should go there as there are a few wishes I like

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That is stunning and it's a lovely picture as well..

Babzy said...

great ttree hope your wishes come true :)

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