Sunday, August 30, 2009

washed up

The idols of the elephant god, Ganpati, are taken to the ocean to be deposited as the final act of a week long festival with fanfare and lavish rituals. Invariably, though, some don't make it to the bottom of the sea. The next day, on my walk to the beach, I encountered countless "decomposed" idols. They looked morbid, sad, and sacrilegious.

1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh - this looks so sad. Such a polarized image in comparison to all the vibrant colors during the celebration.