Paper Cut Illustrations of Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

As the winner of the 3rd El Retiro Shopping Center competition, Columbia based artist Dana Sanmar has created these beautiful paper cut illustrations with touches of watercolor to embody her interpretation of the concept of luxury.

Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

The first illustration above was inspired by the concept of luxury as a 6th sense, showing a woman in the center of the universe as a representation of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, goddess of abundance, love, prosperity, fortune and beauty.

In each one of her arms she carries a symbol of each of the senses, the eye, represents the consciousness. She is holding in front of her a diamond symbolizing the luxury as the central point of the composition.

Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar
Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar
Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

In this complementary illustration, Sri, means sacred, and it is composed by the senses, with the diamond as a representation of the 6th sense in the center of the composition.

The illustration’s technique is itself a sample of luxury. The paper cuts in layers and all the details entirely handmade added value to the piece that only handmade work can give.

Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar
Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar
Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

via Dana Sanmar

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