Rangoli floating flowers to brighten Canary Wharf for Diwali Festival of Light
PUBLISHED: 12:53 11 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:59 11 October 2019
A Rangoli powder art performance is planned at Canary Wharf to mark the lead up to the Hindu festival of Diwali, the Festival of Light.
It starts on October 21 with floating flower installations in Jubilee Park running for seven days.
The ancient festival marks the triumph of light over dark and good over evil and is celebrated by Hindus across the globe.
Artist Richard Bragg has been commissioned by Canary Wharf Group to create floating flower installations, inspired by the Indian artwork of Rangoli, each with a flickering battery-operated lighted candle until October 27.
Leicester Belgrave Mela Arts are creating patterns on the grounds of Jubilee Place using powder paints and chalk on the first day, which remain all week, with the public helping the artists finish off the design with stencil work.
Hindus traditionally draw Rangoli patterns to encourage Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune and prosperity to enter their homes.