WAVES & RIPPLES
Journey to my heart….
Sometimes one stands at the sea shore , and the ripples just seem part of the water moving, but the power of the waves builds and comes with momentum and then they break.
Then there is rippling from those waves that continue for quite some time. Then the water stills, but in time, there is another big wave , and then ripples and waves and ripples.
This is how everyone’s life journey is.
I am grateful to the people who stand in the water(life) with me and bear the weight of waves and understand the ripples.
“It's a great feeling to be lost, but not quite, and to feel you are being led down mysterious Paths.”
When walking with my dogs-Spike and Rollo (pugs) , I just allow my spirit to set the pace.
Talking to the old gnarled tree trunks help release my moments of stress, anxiety, sadness or confusion.The absence of human noise forces one to listen and observe the sounds of birds and insects, the filtering sunlight and the shadows that surround you. I often collect interesting fallen barks or stones that have seen better times and these somehow find their way into my work.
TOUCH THE SKY
I love the sky.
I love the mystery of the sky and the surprises that it showcases.
I love the drama and the storms
I love the boldness, the serenity.
I love the sunrise and the sunset.
The subtle changes have a way of mesmerising and inspiring me to explore the different moods of the sky. Magic!
The marshmallow sky, the afterglow, the autumnal sunset..
ILLUSIONS OF THE MOON
Childhood memories of sleeping under the open sky and watching the lunar face has always fed my imagination. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Drawing inspiration from my heritage the forms lend a sense of power to heir surroundings.
Stirrup Bottles are inspired by the bird Omen, The Crane. White birds, standing on their one leg in contemplation represent longevity and good fortune. Each form /vessel with its sleek neck, voluptuous body and unique handle represents the circle of life.
All the forms in this series epitomise the feminism of the woman- beautiful and unique. This is a response to the Iranian uprising, The Neolithic female figurines have always been associated with beauty and fertility, but recent studies have suggested that they are totems of survival in extreme conditions and symbol of strength to motherhood. The handles symbolise togetherness and remind us that we are never alone or isolated, but rather connected to the world - the circle of life. In every culture and religion, the Tree Of Life symbolizes strength, personal development, union, and fertility. It’s seen as a symbol of femininity due to its long branches and flowing leaves; the trunk is seen as masculine.
TREE OF LIFE
All the forms in this series epitomise the feminism of the woman- beautiful and unique. The Neolithic female figurines have always been associated with beauty and fertility but in recent studies have suggested that they are totems of survival in extreme conditions and symbol of strength to motherhood. The handles symbolise togetherness and serve as a reminder that we are never alone or isolated , but rather connected to the world- The circle of life.