Theyyam ("God's Dance") is a
multitude of ceremonial and religious performances from the Malabar coast of S India. While these are very inspirational, my paintings are a
personal response rather than anthropological
explorations. I continue to be fascinated by the whole ritual and its
multi-faceted effect on the communities there, past and present.
Linda Marshall the poet has written poems which are her personal response to the paintings, appended to the individual pictures.
Lilliane's paintings seem to distil the colour and mystery of her travels. To me these paintings portray rituals that are intriguing, foreign and exotic. The strong graphic compositions and use of colour make me want to keep looking. With or without knowing the full significance and meaning of the rituals they portray they invite wonder and interpretation.