Public Declarations watercolor by Meera Rao
Huge billboards that dwarf people, vehicles, buildings and mighty trees decorated with thousands of tiny light bulbs that glow in the dark occupy major and minor intersections of the roads in the city during the festivals. These particular ones celebrate the Goddess Chamundeshwari, the patron deity of the city of Mysore along with that of Saint Raghavendra Swami. They provide magnificent backdrops for all the parades and festive atmosphere. Right around the corner from these bill boards are very very crowded flower, fruit and vegetable markets, where one can find just about anything for the right price :) I took the liberty to clear the streets of people and vehicles in my sketch book leaving only a a few to give an idea of scale and also a better look at the billboards!
From my 2014-15 India sketchbook/art journal :Embracing the Ephemeral in watercolors and ink on Moleskine Japanese Album (large)