1) REVISITING: Spring (Vasantha)
The primary season, Spring, is concerning the act of revisiting. I referred to as it an antidote to abandonment. I’ve an estranged relationship with my works, whereby I don’t come again to them as soon as they’re completed, and I can’t even take a look at them at occasions. I can’t sit with them or discuss to them both, however there’s all the time a way of celebration and pleasure at any time when I do see them as a result of each is a residing entity in itself.
Right here, in a cathartic second, we get to a spot the place all the pieces is overwhelming and all of it appears to sink into the bottom; our protagonist sits with this heaviness. In my work, there are spiral patterns symbolic of time, and on this one, the stag symbolises shifting on to the subsequent season.
2) HIBERNATION: Summer season (Grishma)
Summer season is about hibernation – lullabies and the world of goals. As I relaxation, I attempt to soak up inspiration from all types of issues and areas round me. Desires play a serious function in my visible dictionary; I typically borrow from my goals, and loads of issues in my life make sense to me due to my goals.
The tapestry of flora within the picture is a metaphor for a dream – branching and rising out of me. The protagonist is clay-like, earthy – buried underground like a seed. The community of mycelium grows throughout because the protagonist takes all the pieces in, hibernating. There may be not a lot exercise, simply absorption – soaking within the environment.
3) POSSESSION: Monsoon (Varsha)
Monsoon stands for possession. Generally, I simply really feel just like the “blue one”. It’s an expansive sensation; I really really feel as if my total id will get dissolved, however then lightning strikes and a channel of concepts – inspiration – pours by me. I change into a vessel that holds this inspiration.
I’ve tried to image our protagonist strolling from the summer season sleep into the ocean and laying down there. That is the second when the protagonist is possessed.
4) THE DANCE: Early Autumn (Sarath)
Early Autumn’s dance is an extension of the possession. It’s the act of making artwork. Ferocious moments settle into refined, swish dance poses as concepts take kind. It’s a state of frenzy, a state of trance, however that’s solely Early Autumn.
5) HOME: Late Autumn (Hemantha)
Late Autumn is about coming residence. I don’t assume that artistic endeavors are ever full; you merely select to desert them at some extent. You select to cease engaged on them, however you do it while you really feel the time is true. In Late Autumn, I absorb my total universe of labor. All of it comes collectively, and the panorama looks like residence.
6) PENANCE: Winter (Sisira)
As soon as the act of creation occurs, exhaustion takes over. There are questions, doubts, discomfort, and it instantly feels just like the frosty winters – extraordinarily chilly and unforgiving. I’ve realised that the one technique to make peace with that is to take a look at your complete interval as one in all penance – the stage of pollination earlier than bloom – the place I’m not forcing myself to devour issues and am as an alternative looking for silence in myself and my environment. I might examine it to a protracted interval of meditation. However Winter can be concerning the hope that I’m going to revisit the acquainted and transition into Spring.