BINDI WORKS ON PAPER
As the West became enamored with the spiritual meaning and decorative potential of the bindi, Greene began collecting these brightly colored and sparkling symbols of the “third eye.” From her collection she has created “Bindi Pop,” a series of mandala collages made up of an endless array hot pink, grass green, iridescent and diamond surfaces (to name only a few).
On a more modest and intimate scale are the very compelling works in the gallery’s Drawing Room by Stacy Greene. Using the Bindi, the forehead mark that signifies the married status of Hindu women, she has taken recent Western fashion appropriation of this icon several steps further by effectively turning it into a painting medium. Her beautifully colored and richly layered mandalas represent the cultural symbol as spiritually inflected pop iconography that is also eye-popping in color. Fanning out in floral patterns on solid colored backgrounds of richly saturated green, pink, yellow or orange, these pieces are a luxurious indulgence in adornment and decoration. It is mind-boggling the diverse number of designs for this one small symbol, and Ms. Greene’s work reflects the infinite variety of this microcosmic world. — Susan Hamburger, Waterfront Week, June 13, 2002, Vol. 12.12
Bindi Boards with Bindi Prints in the studio – 2015
The Bindi Pop series dates from 2002 to 2011.
Most of the sizes range from 6×6 inches to 12×12 inches, in either a square or diameter format.
They are made from actual East Indian Bindi decorations, adhered with archival glue onto painted wood panels or handmade paper.
I am now in the process of using these artworks to make large scale prints, which can be done in any size.
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