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KETNA PATEL ART STUDIO

RAJA RANI

RAJA RANI

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United Kingdom is a multicultural country.  The London village (a.k.a a suburb) that I live in has in particular many Indians from East Africa (of which I am one). The Indian diaspora here mainly hails from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania - all British colonies.  Due to harsh living conditions following a drought, my grandfather was incentivized to migrate from Gujarat, India to Uganda a century ago.  Over time, he was given a British passport and after Idi Amin - well the rest is history.

U.K and India share a remarkable commonality in their national symbols, both featuring ancient goddesses associated with lions. In India, we have Durga, who embodies feminine strength and valour, riding a lion or tiger as she vanquishes evil forces. In Britain, the symbol of the lion is closely tied to the heraldic imagery of the British monarchy, where lions often feature prominently in royal crests and standards.

This parallel between the two nations' symbols reflects a deeper connection, one that goes beyond geography and history. It underscores the cyclical nature of time, akin to the changing cycles of nature and seasons. Just as the seasons transition seamlessly from one to another, so too have the powers and influences in India's history shifted cyclically, from indigenous dynasties to the Mughal Empire and later to British colonial rule.  

In this cyclical perspective, India's history, marked by periods of upheaval and transformation, mirrors the changing seasons of nature. The nation has endured and evolved, much like the delicate yet sturdy blossoms that emerge each year. This connection between India and Britain, embodied in their lion-associated goddesses and the cyclical patterns of time, serves as a reminder that history is not linear but, instead, a dynamic interplay of forces that repeat and evolve, much like the ever-changing seasons of nature.

 

Each Fine Art Print is titled, numbered and signed in Ketna’s handwriting.

Depending on each composition’s ‘personality’, colour spectrum and destined geographical location, the Artwork is printed either as a C-Type print on Fuji gloss paper or as a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. (For humid countries e.g Singapore, C-type Fuji paper is advised as it is does not let moisture and mould through)

All Prints are made at the most accredited and reputable Printing studios in London, Singapore or New Delhi, using the best quality fine art archival paper available.

The studio meticulously keeps account of each numbered print, including when and who it was sold to, so there is no chance of duplication.

Each Fine Art Paper Print comes in an edition of 50, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 150.

Each Metal Print comes in an edition of 25, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 75.  

Each Acrylic Print comes in an edition of 10, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 30.

For each composition, there are up to 5 Artists Proofs for colour and production quality checks. The total edition for each artwork is therefore 260.

Each Print is made to order. Please allow 10 working days for delivery.

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