Saturday, October 31, 2009

Possessed by Ratu Kidul Yogyakarta, latest Painting in Watercolour

This is my latest work done in watercolour using a jade colour, light green, and brown. Ratu Kidul is the Goddess of the Southern Sea of Java. Her favourite colour is green and she was imagined to be a beautiful woman in a green batik dress and in her apparition, she flies through the sky and navigate with her long snake tail. Her favourite spot is at the shore of the southern sea of Java where swimmers are warn not to wear green or risk drowning. In the city of Yogyakarta, among the ruins of Taman Sari, the water castle, the underground mosque has a staircase structure with a pool under it that rumoured to have connection with her. This is the source of my fantasy imagined that a person possessed by her spirit and coming out from the pool.