Be it the great masters in philosophy, fine arts, education or mysticism everyone has realized the value of the guiding hand, the passing on of the ‘energy’ from the great ‘spirit’ to the evolving ‘spirit’. Remember the iconic “Hand of God”, painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel of The Vatican….the near touching reality! It is only with the hand of the source or what we call God holding us and guiding us can we reach beyond the mundane into the tabula rasa of the mind.
From the series titled, “Tabula Rasa…for a new beginning”!
Tabula Rasa in Latin means a clear slate, and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothening it, to give a tabula rasa. In Psychology, it relates to the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. And so in order to reach for his goals and desires, despite the setbacks that one has faced, one needs to clear his mind to reach a tabula rasa and start afresh. In this series, the artist has exhibited pictures those describe the meaning of ‘Tabula Rasa’, ‘before it is reached’ and ‘after it is reached’ in the human mind.