Thinking about endings and beginnings – the vastness of the universe and HOPE... Channeling my obeisance on canvas, invoking feelings of time and timelessness.
Hope, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"
Hope, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"
Solitude, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
Solitude, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
Continuing on the the music theme... my drummers celebrating life ... the energy is palpable!
KalpaVriksh: The Giving Tree 
This series of paintings draws inspiration from the wish fulfilling ‘Kalpavriksha’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit literature. According to lore, this mythological divine tree held the power to grant all desires. Its branches, made of gold and precious stones, bore every kind of fruit and flower, and the apple of the tree could confer eternal life or ‘nirvana.’ Many sages and munis have meditated under the shade of this tree. 
Working with "Kalpa Vriksh"(The Giving Tree), it now takes on very different forms.  
Here the tree trunk representing the spine of a person sitting in meditation is a culmination of my own endeavors in this area. The colors represent the seven chakras (energy centers).
Focusing on the Chakras (our seven energy center), and AUM (the universal sound that awakens them), I play here with the chakras, originating from the tail bone and culminating at the crown of the head. With the reverberations of AUM, the third eye is opened. Together they signify spiritual perfection and the complete connection of mind, body and spirit.
In "Where the Gods Play" paintings, my work takes on a celestial quality. I am just beginning to scratch the surface with symbols, their meanings, and my interpretations. The spiral has a rich history appearing in so many different parts of the old world. Popular in the Celtic world, I see it as symbolizing journey/growth. One interpretation I read was that it represents the path leading from outer consciousness (materialism, external awareness, ego, outward perception) to the inner soul (enlightenment, unseen essence, nirvana, cosmic awareness). This, of course, struck a chord – and has thereafter become a recurring symbol in my work. 
Influenced by my readings and folk art, I enjoy depicting birds, and trees, and nature in this exaggerated stylized manner which is playful and whimsical.
Where the God's Play series, Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
Continuing with spiritual explorations while at the same time delving into widely different styles/mediums/expressions...
The "Kalpa Vriksh" (the giving tree) that inspired the "Where the God's Play" series, brought me back to AUM, the universal sound, and found expression in many forms including the different moods of Lord Ganesh, playing in the same otherwordly gardens. 
Aum Ganesha Series
In the same vein of exploring the celestial worlds and meanings, the emotions find expression in music and form.
In The Moment Series
Untethered , Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 48"

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