A simplistic portrait of an Indian tribal girl whose eyes are in the shape of that of a fish, or at least that’s what they say when they want to praise the mesmerizing eyes of a woman.”Meenakshi” is a Sanskrit term meaning “fish-eyed”,derived from the words mina (“fish”) and akshi (“eyes”), and poets have long compared woman’s beauty to all the little and big things in nature. There is no greater compliment for someone to be seen by a set of eyes such as these.
Is she a fisher woman looking over the waves for her husband to return. Or, just a forest dweller looking at the best flowers to pick from the bush. Her eyes remind me of a deep sense of pride and humility rolled into one. Maybe she is just the girl next door trying out different looks and happy with the outcome.
This painting would be a great gift to your girlfriend to remind her how her eyes captivated you the first time you met, and continues to do so. Or maybe you can place this next to a mirror as you try on different make ups and the way they enhance your eyes. It would even be a great collectible for a woman who believes that beauty and strength do exist together, after all, a tribal woman doesn’t have an easy life, but she doesn’t complain. She just gets on with life.