The word Gond comes from Kond, which means green mountains in the Dravidian idiom. Deeply connected with nature and natural elements, Gonds have traditionally drawn inspiration and represented their stories using strong natural elements. Trees, animals, birds, and other environmental representations are probably the most recognizable subject matter in their visual art practice. Gond paintings are known for their rich detail, bright colors, embedded mystery, and a taste of humor. However, these tribal artworks are anything but outdated. Not only do contemporary Gond artists use modern materials and methods but they also brilliantly represent contemporary scenes and concerns while keeping true to age-old traditions and style. This Orginal Painting is by Artist Lilesh Ureti.