Kali Indian Goddess Artwork – MsDre


Unframed fine art poster print of Kali, the fearsome yet revered goddess in Hinduism, who epitomises the formidable and transformative aspects of the divine feminine. Kali is depicted as a fierce deity with a blue complexion, adorned with a necklace of skulls and wielding a sword; Kali embodies both destruction and creation, symbolizing the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth.

Artwork by MsDre, a talented artist and illustrator based in Brighton, draws inspiration from a rich tapestry of influences that reflect her diverse heritage and eclectic interests. Her creative vision is steeped in Greek myths, the glamour of the 1920s, architectural marvels, mid-century design, kitsch aesthetics, pin-up culture, and vintage nostalgia.

With roots spanning Jamaican, Indian, African, and English ancestry, MsDre seamlessly weaves elements of her cultural background into her artwork. From Jamaican hummingbirds’ vibrant hues to North London graffiti’s raw energy, her pieces embody a fusion of personal experiences and visual storytelling.

MsDre’s artistic process involves a dynamic blend of media. Starting with stencils and printmaking techniques, she adds depth and detail with pen and ink, acrylic paints, markers, collage elements, and vibrant spray paint accents. Transforming her original illustrations into digital art allows her to create a diverse collection of accessible open-edition prints, expanding the reach of her captivating portfolio. Through her unique synthesis of influences and mediums, MsDre invites viewers into a world where tradition meets innovation, and cultural diversity thrives on the canvas.

This is an A3 colour giclée print on 200gsm silk paper. Giclee prints are high-quality archival inkjet prints produced at the highest resolution using premium-quality archival artist papers and 10-colour Epson fade-resistant, UltraChrome pigment-based inks.

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This Kali Indian Goddess Artwork depicts Kali, a name derived from the Sanskrit word “kala,” meaning time, and she is often referred to as the Dark Mother or the Goddess of Time. Her depiction includes a lolling tongue, a gesture signifying both her wrath and the act of consuming the ego. Kali is shown standing on the corpse of the demon Shiva, representing the triumph of divine consciousness over ignorance.

While her appearance may evoke awe and fear, Kali’s essence is one of profound compassion and liberation. She is a fierce protector of devotees, destroying obstacles and ignorance on the spiritual path. The severed heads adorning her necklace represent the annihilation of the ego and the transcending of worldly attachments.

Kali’s worship is deeply rooted in Hindu traditions, with festivals like Kali Puja celebrating her divine presence. Devotees seek her blessings for courage, strength, and the removal of obstacles. Tantric practices also recognize Kali as the supreme reality, the ultimate source of energy and consciousness.

Kali is a symbol of empowerment, challenging societal norms and breaking free from conventional perceptions of femininity. Her image defies traditional expectations, emphasizing the unbridled power of the feminine in all its aspects—both nurturing and destructive.

In the broader context of Hindu cosmology, Kali is considered an integral part of the goddess Durga, representing the unmanifested energy that precedes creation. As the destroyer of evil forces, she serves as a cosmic balance, maintaining order in the universe.

Kali, the formidable goddess of time and transformation, is a powerful and multifaceted deity in Hinduism. Her complex symbolism and rich mythology inspire reverence and contemplation, challenging devotees to embrace the dynamic interplay of creation and destruction inherent in the cyclical nature of existence.

The colours you see on your screen may differ slightly from those of the print due to variations in monitor settings. Lighting in the room you use the item may also affect appearance. Art arrives unframed and shipped flat in a rigid photo mailer.

View the complete Wax Spiritual artwork collection here, or pop into the shop to view the Kali Indian Goddess Artwork in person.

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