Kama Chameleon

To illustrate the Indian concept of ‘kāma’ or longing, journal artist Makenzie Briglia selected a bold and passionate colour scheme to signify the joy that comes from fulfilling desire. Warm colors such as pink, red, and purple are used to represent love, passion, power, and ambition, while quotes and elements in the shape of flowers evoke the ever-changing emotions involved with romantic longing.

Desire Drawn





Read more about the concept of Kāma here.

Makenzie Briglia is a George Washington University Student currently studying International Affairs. Since high school, she has been keeping an art journal in which each page centers around a different topic of interest, including countries, historical figures, and religions (with the occasional quotation or poem). As a student studying International Affairs, she is incredibly interested in travel and culture, and often wishes to delve deeply into topics that she finds foreign. By creating art that is based in research, Makenzie explores new topics and learns more about them through her love for painting, drawing, and scrapbooking. Each page of her beautiful journal is filled with information and covered in symbolic colors, figures, or quotations that help to express the spirit of the topic. See work from her beautiful journal on her Instagram page.

Thereafter rose Desire in the beginning, Desire the primal seed and germ of Spirit,
Sages who searched with their heart's thought discovered the existent's kinship in the non-existent.

Rig Veda, 15th Century BC

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