Sunday, 27 January 2013

Adaptation: Bluebell Lights.

This is another idea I had for the pillars. I wanted to use Filigri design by using the henna patterns on the pillars.

Adaptation: Maya Experiments: Pillars and Lanterns

For the pillars in the garden, I fashioned them based on the stem of The Winter Horsetail plant. The Indian Gardens had a lot of plants from European countries. India as a culture is never about just one idea. It is a boiling pot of different cultures. There are influences from many countries such as Persia and Turkey in ancient Indian art.
I created the lanterns from roses as roses were highly loved by the Mughal rulers of Ancient India. They were considered the most regal of all flowers.

I used an ambient light and a directional light to give it this atmosphere. I even tried using two ambient lights but i didn't like the way it looked.

Single Ambient Light

Double Ambient Light

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Adaptation: The Glass Leaves of Deogarh

This is the stained glass style. I wasn't to pleased with it. I think that I'm going to keep it for the tree trunks or geometric structures as the patterns in the Indian stained glass windows have a lot of straight lines.
I took the inspiration from a room in a palace in India known as Deogarh Palace. The room is known as the Shish Mahal, which translates as 'The Glass Room'

I used this style on a leaf. As the leaf has very soft lines, I don't think it quite fits. I will, therefore, be using it (as I mentioned above) in the architectural structures in the courtyard.(Art for which, will be uploaded shortly!) I'm going to try making a stained glass tree trunk next and see how that works out.

This is what I got.

Adaptation: The Kundan Chilli-Nettle

For the style of the garden, I am looking at different forms of Indian art.
The first one that I looked at was Kundan art
It's the art of putting enamelled mirrors in gold. It is seen more in jewellery these days in India as it is the 'costume jewellery' equivalent of diamond studded jewellery.
It was used to adorn mirrors in the palaces of Northern India during the Mughal rule.

I applied the kundan style to a plant called the Cajophora Lateritia or the Common Chili-Nettle

So this is what I got:

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Adaptation: Pattern Research

As I require a lot of surface patterns, I looked at Rangoli designs, which are rather geometric and full of block colours. However, Indian henna or 'Mehendi', gets its beauty purely with the pattern. The intricacy of the patterns gives it its beauty.

Here are some examples of 'Mehendi' patterns that I also want to use to create strong silhouetted architecture for the courtyard.

Adaptation: Colour Psychology in the Garden of Krishna and Yashodhara

After quite a successful presentation today, I got my mind in focus about the aesthetic of the environment that I am going to create.
The first thing I'm going to look into is the colour scheme. I have decided to look at the psychological meaning of colours and use the ones that fit with the story.

RED: Red is the colour of passion and desire.

ORANGE: The colour orange is the colour of social communication and optimism. From a negative colour meaning it is also a sign of pessimism and superficiality. 

YELLOW: The colour  yellow is the colour of the mind and the intellect.

GREEN: Green is the colour of  both self-reliance and possessiveness

BLUE: Blue is the colour of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism and frigidity.

PURPLE: Purple is the colour of the imagination. It can be creative and individual or immature and impractical.

TURQUOISE: The colour meaning of turquoise is to be impractical and idealistic.

PINK: The colour psychology of pink is unconditional love and nurturing. Pink can also be immature and silly.

These are the colours that I wish to use in the plants and even in the courtyard in the Rangoli patterns.
As East-Indian culture is full of colour and intricate patterns, I want this environment to be, as Phil said today, 'An attack on the senses'
I don't want to leave a single surface blank. I want there to be patterns even within the patterns xD

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