Sunday, 12 May 2013
Indian images and paintings of 'gods' often baffle those from outside the Indian tradition, but God and gods in India are, from one perspective, simply personifications of the natural world, across all levels of scale. They map on to human attributes and potentials, articulating a fractal view of humanity which nestles the smallest cell of the human body into the vast space of a cosmic ocean that stretches across space and time.
My painting and my studies of Indian Art and Philosophy have been trying to connect up for a long time. It's taking its time. The first images came through in March 2012, and then I began trying to work it out with my mind. That failed, so I gave up and just kept painting.