Red Head Ganesha

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Year: 2012
Size: 24″ x 24″
Medium: Acrylic on wood panel

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This painting is for sale.
Price: $550
Please contact Timothy to arrange for payment and delivery.

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Ganesha, with an elephant head and a round potbelly, is most notably known as the “remover of obstacles” but he also resides over the realms of wisdom, luck, doorways and writing. Legend states that Ganesha, broke off his own tusk to use as a quill to scribe India’s greatest epic, the Mahabharata. The yantra (geometric symbol) painted on Ganesha’s forehead is the mantra representing Ganesha’s power of removing obstacles.

This was the first painting I completed in over 20-years. I struggled with his hands and the goad he is holding, painting them over and over again. The ankusa (goad) is used by a mahout to train and guide an elephant, and symbolizes Ganesha’s ability to prod us forward on our path towards enlightenment.