Hand built, glazed paper clay porcelain
gas fired, Mumbai 2018
Going inwards, is a series of meditative figures exploring the process of awareness of ‘The Self’ through the internal thoughts and emotions; transforming them and merging the masculine and feminine, the yin and yang, to create a balanced self: the ardhanarishwar. It transcends into the perfect self, the Bodhisatva...to the Formless...dissolving into the primordial energy.
Elements of nature express themselves in the forms, as creepers in the heart, a seed sprouting into a leaf, a flower blossoming from the heart and finally the merging...and formlessness.
This work is the integration of duality through anatomical studies, impressions gathered from temple architecture, Buddhist and jain tantric art and personal spiritual practices.
Photography: Nirmal Jain