Sri Lanka drawings (1983)

A suite of drawings with solvent transfer imagery and watercolor on pre-printed Sri Lankan ceremonial mat boards, which feature decorative borders with brightly colored floral motifs. Rauschenberg made these works in his hotel room while he was traveling in Sri Lanka, using local publications. They include a gold leaf borders added later to mimic the gold border of the Japanese dedication boards Rauschenberg used for his Kyoto and Thai drawings (both 1983).