TRANSFORMATION SERIES (2009-2014)
“The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wonder through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end”
(Rabindranath Tagore – Gitanjali, 1910)
And so has been my journey...
I have traveled 10 countries, lived in 12 homes across different cities, countries and cultures; practiced 7 professions - physically and worked my way through X billion lifetimes – spiritually in the last 12 years. The relentless intellectual, cultural and geographical exploration culminated in chaos and darkness with sparks of inspiration on my return to India in 2009 from my last international urban expedition to Libya.
It was then that I began to delve seriously into the depths of my own consciousness which gave rise to the gradual metamorphosis. My rendezvous with my dark side was a painful period until light at the end of the tunnel appeared in the form of integration, clarity about my sense of purpose in life, and embracing trust, love and happiness.
"It is the greatest adventure in life to go through a breakdown consciously. It is the greatest risk because there is no guarantee that the breakdown will become a breakthrough. It does become, but these things cannot be guaranteed. Zen, or meditation, is the method which will help you to go through the chaos, through the dark night of the soul, balanced, disciplined, alert”; says Osho.
Perhaps home-coming always meant – a journey from the head to the heart (just 16”) and embracing the love that I was always seeking… This indeed is the narrative of THE TRANSFORMATION SERIES which begins with “Spirals of Thought” with sparks of “Inspirations”, transitions through “Transformation”, vibrates through “Joie de Vivre” + “The Trio” and finally culminates into “The Melting of the Heart” and “Tranquility”.
All pieces of Art follow the genre of ABSTRACT ART and have been realized as Oil on Canvas between the period of 2009 and 2014 on my return to India.
See Transformation Series: Oil on Canvas